slice off

phrasal verb

sliced off; slicing off; slices off
: to remove (something) by cutting : to cut off (something) with a sharp object (such as a knife)
Slice off the excess fat after you cook the steak.
often used figuratively
The salesperson sliced 10 percent off the cost of the car.

Examples of slice off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One variation is to grate the corn rather than slice off the kernels. Julia Turshen, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Early humans had an easier time eating raw meat due to the creation of stone tools used to slice off more chewable portions. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 24 Jan. 2024 More:Popular Sunday brunch buffet is returning to Whitney in Detroit after 3 years The sliders and tenders stem from slices off a whole head of cauliflower that the restaurants season with the same spices used on Dave’s signature chicken and fried to order. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2024 How to Clean Morel Mushrooms Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each morel mushroom stem and, if desired, cut the mushrooms in half from stem to tip. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Dec. 2023 And in order to construct the dam, workers sliced off part of a hill. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Instead, try lining up all of the spears on a cutting board and slicing off the ends all at once, cutting where the stalks turn from white into green. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 9 June 2023 Pausing from picking, Cirone took a Fuji apple and sliced off a hunk with a knife. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Sherman, meanwhile, plays a guest role as a nanny for the president’s son in the finale, whose face is sliced off when a chandelier gets dropped on her. Hunter Ingram, Variety, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Slice off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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