slice off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of slice 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.

Word by Word Definitions

slice play
  1. : to cut with or as if with a knife

  2. : to stir or spread with a slice

  3. : to hit (a ball) so that a slice results

  1. : a thin flat piece cut from something

  2. : a wedge-shaped piece (as of pie or cake)

  3. : a spatula for spreading paint or ink

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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