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slive

transitive verb \ˈslīv\

Definition of slive

-ed/-ing/-s

dialectal, chiefly England

  1. :  to slice off or cut through

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Origin and Etymology of slive

Middle English sliven, from (assumed) Old English slīfan (whence tōslīfan to split); probably akin to Old English slītan to tear apart — more at slit


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slive

intransitive verb \"\

Definition of slive

slove

\ˈslōv\ ;

slived

;

sliving

;

slives

dialectal, chiefly England

  1. :  to move furtively :  sidle

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Origin and Etymology of slive

obsolete slive to cause to slip, slip (clothes) on, to slip away, from Middle English sliven, alteration of sleven, from Old English slēfan to slip (clothes) on — more at sleeve


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