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slash

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verb \ˈslash\

Simple Definition of slash

  • : to make a long cut in (something) with a knife or other sharp weapon

  • : to make (a path) by cutting plants

  • : to reduce (something) by a large amount

Full Definition of slash

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to lash out, cut, or thrash about with or as if with an edged blade

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to cut with or as if with rough sweeping strokes

  5. 2 :  cane, lash

  6. 3 :  to cut slits in (as a garment) so as to reveal a color beneath

  7. 4 :  to criticize cuttingly

  8. 5 :  to reduce sharply :  cut

Examples of slash

  1. Someone slashed his car's tires.

  2. He threatened to slash the man's throat.

  3. She slashed a path through the underbrush.

  4. They slashed their way through the jungle.

  5. The company has slashed prices to increase sales.

  6. Funding for the program was slashed.



Origin of slash

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1548


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slash

noun

Definition of slash

  1. 1 :  the act of slashing; also :  a long cut or stroke made by or as if by slashing

  2. 2 :  an ornamental slit in a garment

  3. 3a :  an open tract in a forest strewn with debris (as from logging)b :  the debris in such a tract

  4. 4 :  a mark / used typically to denote "or" (as in and/or), "and or" (as in straggler/deserter), or "per" (as in feet/second) —called also diagonal, slant, solidus, virgule



1576

First Known Use of slash

1576


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slash

noun

Definition of slash

  1. :  a low swampy area often overgrown with brush



Origin of slash

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1652



SLASH Defined for Kids

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slash

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verb \ˈslash\

Definition of slash

slashedslash·ing

  1. 1 :  to cut or strike at with sweeping blows <He slashed the air with his cutlass … — Jon Scieszka, The Not-So-Jolly Roger>

  2. 2 :  to reduce sharply <The store is slashing prices.>




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slash

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noun

Definition of slash

  1. 1 :  an act of cutting or striking with sweeping strokes

  2. 2 :  a long cut or slit made with sweeping blows

  3. 3 :  a mark / used to mean “or” (as in and/or), “and or” (as in bottles/cans), or “per” (as in miles/hour)





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