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slough

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slough

  1. spongy land saturated or partially covered with water <the land for miles around the lake is strewn with ponds, sloughs, and mudflats> Synonyms bog, fen, marsh, marshland, mire, moor, morass, muskeg, swamp (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetlandRelated Words swale; quagmire; guck (or gook), muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush



Variants of slough

also slew or slue

slough

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slough

  1. to move heavily or clumsily <the unpleasant task of sloughing through the muck to retrieve the ball> Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudgeRelated Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk




slough

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slough

  1. to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside <the snake is sloughing its old skin> Synonyms exfoliate, molt, slip, slough (also sluff)Related Words flake, peel, scale; chuck, discard, ditch, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, scrap, shuck (off), throw away, throw out, unload



Variants of slough

also sluff


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