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      n   cut, helping, piece, portion, segment, share, sliver, wedge  
      vb   carve, cut, divide, sever  
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  ( slices    plural & 3rd person present)   ( slicing    present participle)   ( sliced    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A sliceof bread, meat, fruit, or other food is a thin piece that has been cut from a larger piece.  
usu with supp, oft N of n  
Try to eat at least four slices of bread a day., ...water flavored with a slice of lemon.     
2       verb   If you slice bread, meat, fruit, or other food, you cut it into thin pieces.  
Helen sliced the cake...      V n  
Slice the steak into long thin slices.      V n into n  
      Slice up means the same as slice., phrasal verb  
I sliced up an onion...      V P n (not pron)  
He began slicing the pie up.      V n P  
3       n-count   You can use slice to refer to a part of a situation or activity.  
usu N of n  
Fiction takes up a large slice of the publishing market.     
    fish slice  
    slice of the action  
    action   slice up  
    slice 2  

fish slice        ( fish slices    plural  ) , fish-slice   A fish slice is a kitchen tool which consists of a flat part with narrow holes in it attached to a handle. It is used for turning or serving fish or other food that is cooked in a frying pan.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use spatula     

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sluice, splice, slick, slide

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