verb (used with object)
to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword.
to lash; whip.
to cut, reduce, or alter:
The editors slashed the story to half its length.
to make slits in (a garment) to show an underlying fabric.
to criticize, censure, or attack in a savage or cutting manner.
verb (used without object)
to lay about one with sharp, sweeping strokes; make one’s way by cutting.
to make a sweeping, cutting stroke.
a sweeping stroke, as with a knife, sword, or pen.
a cut, wound, or mark made with such a stroke.
a curtailment, reduction, or alteration:
a drastic slash of prices.
a decorative slit in a garment showing an underlying fabric.
a short oblique stroke (/) between two words indicating that whichever is appropriate may be chosen to complete the sense of the text in which they occur; a virgule:
you and/or your dependents.
a dividing line, as in dates, fractions, a run-in passage of poetry to show verse division, etc.; a virgule:
She got 3/4 of the answers correct. “Sweetest love, I do not go/For weariness of thee.” (John Donne)
Compare forward slash, backslash.
an open area strewn with debris of trees from felling or from wind or fire.
the debris itself.
Slang. slash fiction.
Often, slashes. a tract of wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes or trees.
to cut or lay about (a person or thing) with sharp sweeping strokes, as with a sword, knife, etc
to lash with a whip
to make large gashes in: to slash tyres
to reduce (prices, etc) drastically
(mainly US) to criticize harshly
to slit (the outer fabric of a garment) so that the lining material is revealed
to clear (scrub or undergrowth) by cutting
a sharp, sweeping stroke, as with a sword or whip
a cut or rent made by such a stroke
a decorative slit in a garment revealing the lining material
(US & Canadian)
littered wood chips and broken branches that remain after trees have been cut down
an area so littered
Also called diagonal, forward slash, separatrix, shilling mark, solidus, stroke, virgule. a short oblique stroke used in text to separate items of information, such as days, months, and years in dates (18/7/80), alternative words (and/or), numerator from denominator in fractions (55/103), etc
(Brit, slang) the act of urinating (esp in the phrase have a slash)
a genre of erotic fiction written by women, to appeal to women
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