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slay

slay

 
 
pronunciation:
sleI
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slain, slaying, slays, slew
definition 1: to kill or murder deliberately and usu. violently.
The villagers were slain by a marauding band of soldiers.He held up his sword and slew the dragon.
synonyms:
murder, waste
similar words:
assassinate, butcher, destroy, dispatch, execute, kill, slaughter
definition 2: (informal) to overcome or amaze, usu. by being humorous or hard to believe.
Her comedy act slays audiences coast to coast.These cartoons just slay me.It always slays me how politicians get away with things.
synonyms:
amaze, captivate, charm
similar words:
impress, influence, move, overcome, overwhelm
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Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word sleigh (a horse-drawn sled)? Slay and sleigh sound alike but have different meanings.