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slough

noun
variants: also

slew

or

slue

Synonyms and Antonyms of slough

  1. spongy land saturated or partially covered with water the land for miles around the lake is strewn with ponds, sloughs, and mudflats Synonyms of slough bog, fen, marsh, marshland, mire, moor, morass, muskeg, swamp (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetlandWords Related to slough swale; quagmire; guck (or gook), muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush


slough

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slough

  1. to move heavily or clumsily the unpleasant task of sloughing through the muck to retrieve the ball Synonyms of 1slough barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudgeWords Related to 1slough drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms of 1slough drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms of 1slough breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

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

slough

verb
variants: also

sluff

Synonyms and Antonyms of slough

  1. to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside the snake is sloughing its old skin Synonyms of 2slough exfoliate, molt, slip, slough (also sluff)Words Related to 2slough flake, peel, scale; chuck, discard, ditch, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, scrap, shuck (off), throw away, throw out, unload

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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