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English definition of “scythe”

scythe

noun [C] uk   /saɪð/ us  
a tool with a long, sharp, curved blade and a long handle held in two hands, used especially to cut long grass
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scythe

verb uk   /saɪð/ us  
[T] to cut something using a scythe [I + adv/prep] to move very quickly through a group of people or things: The racing car left the track at 120 mph and scythed through the crowd of spectators, killing ten.
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