slashing

adjective
slash·​ing | \ˈsla-shiŋ \

Definition of slashing 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : incisively satiric or critical

slashing

noun

Definition of slashing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act or process of slashing

2 : an insert or layer of contrasting color revealed by a slash (as in a garment)

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Other Words from slashing

Adjective

slashingly adverb

Examples of slashing in a Sentence

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But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018 But there's still more slashing where that came from! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Jamie Lee Curtis Is Returning As Laurie Strode For One Last 'Halloween' Movie," 31 Jan. 2018

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The unit slashed 12,000 jobs last year as part of a broader restructuring that has also resulted in the slashing of GE’s dividend, the sale of the company’s locomotive business and a plan to split off its health care unit. Russell Gold, WSJ, "GE Discovers Flaw in Latest Power-Plant Turbines," 20 Sep. 2018 The wave has included the July slaying of an 18-year-old woman and two other killings aboard the region's BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system, in addition to slashings and other assaults. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Two men appear to rough up teen aboard San Francisco Muni train: videos," 31 Aug. 2018 While President Trump has recently pledged to reform the federal prison system, his slashing of budgets has resulted in staffing shortages in the face of a growing inmate population. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Sunday: A Baseball Rivalry and ‘Recovery Boys’," 1 July 2018 The slashing of Navigator funding comes on the heels of a raft of other malevolent actions aimed at the ACA. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "In another act of sabotage, Trump slashes Obamacare outreach funding to the bone," 10 July 2018 Purchasers, such as councils, are locked into deals for years, giving them little flexibility to respond to external shocks, such as the slashing of their budgets under the Conservatives’ austerity programme after 2010. The Economist, "Britain’s outsourcing model, copied around the world, is in trouble," 28 June 2018 Those reductions would hit TOPS, college campuses and an array of departments, but health care services would be shielded from the slashing. Melinda Deslatte, The Seattle Times, "Louisiana Senate backs budget, $540M in taxes to finance it," 3 June 2018 The mayor's budget slashing comes a year after The Oregonian/OregonLive revealed that the Portland Housing Bureau originally pitched its program using make-believe statistics. Brad Schmidt, OregonLive.com, "Portland mayor proposes funding cut to program built on make-believe numbers," 4 May 2018 The suspect was spotted under an adjacent viaduct a few minutes after the slashing, police said. Fox News, "Chicago man slashed woman's cheek and jaw at bus station," 8 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of slashing

Adjective

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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