slash at

phrasal verb

slashed at; slashing at; slashes at
: to attack (someone or something) violently with a knife or other sharp weapon

Examples of slash at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The caucus is not Congress’ first slash at fast-fashion companies like Shein, Pretty Little Thing and Primark, though the brunt of the existing finger-pointing has headed toward Shein and its rival, Temu—and some of the backlash comes from an anti-China business sentiment in Congress. Meghan Hall, Sourcing Journal, 27 June 2024 For months, while Democrats pushed him to slash at Trump for his criminal trials, the President held back, wary that doing so could be portrayed as interfering in the prosecution. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 23 June 2024 Last Thursday, conductor Alton Scott, 59, was slashed at the Rockaway Ave. station in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, on Thursday. Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News, 7 Mar. 2024 Over a month into Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s plans to slash at least 10% of the company’s workforce, he’s still not done. Bloomberg, The Mercury News, 20 May 2024 Why did Helmut Lang opt for sleeves slashed at the elbow, eventually his signature? André Wheeler, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2024 Jayden Schwartz negated the power play when he was penalized for slashing at 4:28. Scott Charles, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2024 All told, the tech industry has decided to slash at least 251 jobs in the Bay Area, according to WARN notices on file with the state Employment Development Department (EDD). George Avalos, The Mercury News, 18 Jan. 2024 May strode confidently across the stage, slashing at power chords and riffing blazing guitar runs. Brad Auerbach, SPIN, 15 Nov. 2023

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“Slash at.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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