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slash

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verb \ˈslash\

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 (something, such as a garment) so as to reveal a color beneath

  7. 4 :  to criticize cuttingly

  8. 5 :  to reduce sharply :  cut

Examples of slash in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of slash

origin unknown


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slash

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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

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 and Etymology of slash

origin unknown



SLASH Defined for English Language Learners

slash

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Definition of slash for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SLASH Defined for Kids

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slash

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verb \ˈslash\

Definition of slash for Students

slashed

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slashing

  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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Definition of slash for Students

  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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