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slash

slash

 
 
pronunciation:
slaesh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: slashed, slashes, slashing
definition 1: to cut or strike with a strong, sweeping motion.
The criminal slashed the tires of the cars.
synonyms:
rip, rip into
similar words:
butcher, cut, hack, knife, mangle, mutilate, slice, tear
definition 2: to sharply reduce; cut.
The new theater manager slashed the price of a ticket by two dollars.
similar words:
cut, decrease, lower
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cut, slit, or mark made with the stroke of a sharp instrument.
The slashes on that tree trunk look as if they'd been made by a bear.
synonyms:
flourish, stroke
similar words:
rip, slit
definition 2: a sharp reduction.
We were able to buy a new car because of the slash in prices.
synonyms:
cut, discount, saving
definition 3: a punctuation mark (/). It has the meaning of "or" as in "and/or" or "per" as in "miles/hour." This mark is also used to show division in math and to separate parts of an internet address.
derivation: slasher (n.)
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