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English definition of “slash”

slash

verb     /slæʃ/
[I or T] to cut with a sharp blade using a quick, strong movement: The museum was broken into last night and several paintings were slashed. She tried to commit suicide by slashing her wrists. We had to slash (our way) through the long grass to clear a path.Cutting and stabbing [T] informal to very much reduce something, such as money or jobs: Prices have been slashed by 50 percent!Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of slash verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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