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slew

noun \ ˈslü \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of slew

: a large number
  • a slew of books

Examples of slew in a Sentence

  1. He has written a slew of books.

  2. we still have a slew of work to do on this project

Origin and Etymology of slew

perhaps from Irish slua army, host, throng, from Old Irish slúag; akin to Lithuanian slaugyti to tend

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slew

Definition of slew

  • past tense of slay

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slew

verb \ ˈslü \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of slew

1 : to turn (something, such as a telescope or a ship's spar) about a fixed point that is usually the axis
2 : to cause to skid : veer
  • slew a car around a turn
1 : to turn, twist, or swing about : pivot
2 : skid

Examples of slew in a Sentence

  1. He slewed the telescope three degrees south.

Origin and Etymology of slew

origin unknown

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slew

Definition of slew

  • less common spelling of 1b

SLEW Defined for English Language Learners

slew

Definition of slew for English Language Learners

  • : to turn or slide in another direction very quickly


slew

Definition of slew for English Language Learners

  • : a large number of people or things


SLEW Defined for Kids

slew

Definition of slew for Students

  • past tense of slay


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