vb cut, gash, hack, lacerate, rend, rip, score, slit
n cut, gash, incision, laceration, rent, rip, slit
vb cut, drop, lower, reduce
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slash ( slashes plural & 3rd person present) ( slashing present participle) ( slashed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you slash something, you make a long, deep cut in it.
He came within two minutes of bleeding to death after slashing his wrists. V n
Slash is also a noun., n-count
Make deep slashes in the meat and push in the spice paste.
2 verb If you slashat a person or thing, you quickly hit at them with something such as a knife.
He slashed at her, aiming carefully. V at n
3 verb To slash something such as costs or jobs means to reduce them by a large amount. (JOURNALISM)
Car makers could be forced to slash prices after being accused of overcharging yesterday... V n
4 You say slash to refer to a sloping line that separates letters, words, or numbers. For example, if you are giving the number 340/2/K you say `Three four zero, slash two, slash K.' SPOKEN
slash and burn , slash-and-burn
Slash and burn is a method of farming that involves clearing land by destroying and burning all the trees and plants on it, farming there for a short time, and then moving on to clear a new piece of land. n-uncount usu N n
Traditional slash and burn farming methods have exhausted the soil.
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