slipping


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slipping

[′slip·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Enlarging an excavation by breaking one or more walls.
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However, the actual area of adhesive contact of fault slipping planes should be considered for the actual mechanism by increased asperity penetration and ploughing.
Some of his results suggest that slow slip events could lead to runaway slipping that culminates in a mega-thrust quake.
The graphics correctly depict slipping to lose altitude by increasing drag.
Combining an area that is constantly wet with a playful environment, the risk of slipping around the pool is usually not the first thing on your mind.
9 : to go from one state or condition to an often worse one <Your grades are slipping.>
Notably, the rates of slipping out and slipping in were substantially above average at first use (11% and 8%, respectively) but fell precipitously thereafter; for women who had used the female condom 15 or more times, both rates were less than 1%.
Some trainers fit breastgirths, partly to prevent saddles slipping backwards, although they can still slip forwards.