noun, verb (used with or without object)
the outer layer of the skin of a snake, which is cast off periodically.
Pathology. a mass or layer of dead tissue separated from the surrounding or underlying tissue.
anything that is shed or cast off.
Cards. a discard.
verb (used without object)
to be or become shed or cast off, as the slough of a snake.
to cast off a slough.
Pathology. to separate from the sound flesh, as a slough.
Cards. to discard a card or cards.
verb (used with object)
to dispose or get rid of; cast (often followed by off):
to slough off a bad habit.
to shed as or like a slough.
Cards. to discard (cards).
slough over, to treat as slight or trivial:
to slough over a friend’s mistake.
a hollow filled with mud; bog
(US & Canadian) (sluː)
(in the prairies) a large hole where water collects or the water in such a hole
(in the northwest) a sluggish side channel of a river
(on the Pacific coast) a marshy saltwater inlet
despair or degradation
any outer covering that is shed, such as the dead outer layer of the skin of a snake, the cellular debris in a wound, etc
(bridge) Also sluff. a discarded card
(often foll by off) to shed (a skin, etc) or (of a skin, etc) to be shed
(bridge) Also sluff. to discard (a card or cards)
an industrial town in SE central England, in Slough unitary authority, Berkshire; food products, high-tech industries. Pop: 126 276 (2001)
a unitary authority in SE central England, in Berkshire. Pop: 118 800 (2003 est). Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles)
(bridge) a variant spelling of slough2
A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, a sore, or an inflammation. v. sloughed, slough·ing, sloughs
To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.
Noun The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or an amphibian.
Verb To shed an outer layer of skin.
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noun 1. a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising. noun 1. a person who remains in bed through laziness
noun, Informal. 1. a baseball game in which both teams make many runs and extra-base hits. 2. a boxing bout in which the boxers exchange powerful blows vigorously and aggressively with little care for defense. 3. an intense conflict or combat. noun (informal) 1. a boxing match in which opponents trade heavy blows 2. any […]
noun 1. a person who is habitually inactive or lazy. adjective 2. lazy; sluggardly. noun 1. a person who is habitually indolent adjective 2. lazy