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slash

verb  us   /slæʃ/

slash verb (REDUCE)

[T] to reduce an amount by a lot: Airfares have been slashed on most domestic routes.

slash verb (CUT)

[I/T] to cut someone or something with a sharp blade in a quick, swinging action: [I] Arauz slashed through brush with a machete.

slash

noun [C]  us   /slæʃ/

slash noun [C] (SLOPING LINE)

a mark in the form of a sloping line (/), used in signs to mean not permitted, and to separate numbers or words: The no-parking sign had a red slash through a picture of a car. Fractions are often written with slashes, for example 2/3.

slash noun [C] (REDUCTION)

a large reduction in an amount: a slash in prices
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