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pronunciation:
slaesh
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slashed, slashes, slashing
definition 1: to cut or strike with violent, sweeping, and sometimes random strokes, as with a knife.
synonyms:
gash, rip, rip into
similar words:
bayonet, butcher, cut, hack, knife, lacerate, mangle, mutilate, saber, scythe, slice, tear
definition 2: to sharply reduce or curtail (prices, rates, or the like).
synonyms:
reduce
similar words:
curtail, cut, decrease, lower
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make violent, sweeping strokes with, or as if with, a sharp implement.
similar words:
cut, hack, stab, tear
definition 2: to make one's way by cutting in such a manner.
synonyms:
cleave, knife, slice
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sweeping stroke, as with a sharp instrument, a pen, or the like.
synonyms:
flourish, stroke, sweep, swipe
similar words:
rip
definition 2: a cut, gash, slit, or mark made with such a stroke.
synonyms:
flourish, gash, laceration, rip, stroke
similar words:
rip, slit, stab
definition 3: a sharp reduction or curtailment, as in prices.
synonyms:
cut, discount, markdown, rollback, saving
definition 4: a diagonal line used as a punctuation mark; virgule.
synonyms:
solidus, virgule
definition 5: the debris remaining after the cutting of an area of forest.
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derivation: slasher (n.)
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