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slough

variants: also slew or slue

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spongy land saturated or partially covered with water

  • the land for miles around the lake is strewn with ponds, sloughs, and mudflats
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slough

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to move heavily or clumsily

  • the unpleasant task of sloughing through the muck to retrieve the ball
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discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless.
    • discard old clothes
cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation.
    • cast off her friends
shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster.
    • shed a bad habit
    • finally sloughed off the depression
scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form.
    • scrap all the old ways
    • would junk our educational system

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slough

variants: also sluff

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to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside

  • the snake is sloughing its old skin
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Synonym Discussion of slough

discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless.
    • discard old clothes
cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation.
    • cast off her friends
shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster.
    • shed a bad habit
    • finally sloughed off the depression
scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form.
    • scrap all the old ways
    • would junk our educational system


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