slash

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

1slash

verb \ˈslash\

: 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

intransitive verb
:  to lash out, cut, or thrash about with or as if with an edged blade
transitive verb
1
:  to cut with or as if with rough sweeping strokes
2
:  cane, lash
3
:  to cut slits in (as a garment) so as to reveal a color beneath
4
:  to criticize cuttingly
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

2slash

noun

Definition of SLASH

1
:  the act of slashing; also :  a long cut or stroke made by or as if by slashing
2
:  an ornamental slit in a garment
3
a :  an open tract in a forest strewn with debris (as from logging)
b :  the debris in such a tract
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

First Known Use of SLASH

1576

3slash

noun

Definition of SLASH

:  a low swampy area often overgrown with brush

Origin of SLASH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1652

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