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slice

slice

 
 
pronunciation:
slaIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a broad and flat or wedge-shaped piece of a larger object.
slices of breada slice of pie
 
definition 2: a portion or segment of anything.
a slice of their profits
definition 3: in sports such as golf and baseball, the curve of a ball away from the direction intended and toward the right if the player is right-handed, or a ball that follows such a path.
definition 4: in tennis, a stroke that puts backspin on the ball.
definition 5: a kitchen implement with a wide blade for lifting portions of food.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sliced, slices, slicing
definition 1: to divide into slices.
Will you slice the bread?
similar words:
carve, cut
definition 2: to take, as by cutting, from a larger portion (sometimes fol. by off, from, away, or the like).
Slice some cheese off the block.
 
similar words:
carve, shave
definition 3: to use a knife or the like to cut into or across.
The surgeon sliced the skin.
similar words:
knife, lance, slit
definition 4: in certain sports, to strike (a ball) so that it curves in a slice, or is given intentional backspin.
similar words:
undercut
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: in certain sports, to hit a ball so it curves in a slice or has backspin.
definition 2: to move swiftly and in a straight line.
The schooner sliced through the waves.
similar words:
cleave, knife, slash
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derivations: sliceable (adj.), slicer (n.)