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Examples of slake in a Sentence
trying to slake his curiosity
a harrowing experience while mountain climbing has largely slaked my desire for high adventure
Recent Examples of slake from the Web
Instead, the damage from the nastiest election in decades seems to multiply by the week, stifling all efforts to slake its poison, and looks certain to linger for years.
Copper, granite, concrete and marble are slaking people’s thirst for interiors that don’t look like wearying generic condos.
One way Marvel has tried to slake fan thirst in intervening years is expanding their offerings into another medium: live-action events.
Many dance fans slake their choreographic curiosity with YouTube videos.
May's the perfect month to squeeze in a bonus trip to slake that thirst for vacation that's already kicking in.
Isa Fabro, a pastry chef in Los Angeles, slakes hers in butter suffused with ube halaya (a jam of purple yam) and latik, a coconut-milk concentrate close in spirit to dulce de leche.
Green Flash spent $20 million on the 58,000-square-foot brewery and taproom, which was designed to slake the thirst of fans east of the Mississippi River.
And signs that Mueller is deepening his investigation will do nothing to slake the Russia fever gripping Washington.
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Did You Know?
Slake is no slacker when it comes to obsolete and archaic meanings. Shakespearean scholars may know that in the Bard's day slake meant "to subside or abate ("No flood by raining slaketh. . . ." - The Rape of Lucrece) or "to lessen the force of " ("It could not slake mine ire, nor ease my heart." - Henry VI, Part 3). The most erudite word enthusiasts may also be aware of earlier meanings of "slake," such as "to slacken one's efforts" or "to cause to be relaxed or loose." These early meanings recall the word's Old English ancestor "sleac," which not only meant "slack" but is also the source of that modern term.
SLAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slake for English Language Learners
: to provide, do, or have what is required by (something)
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