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English definition of “slice sth off”

slice sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with slice   /slaɪs/ us  
to remove an amount of something by cutting it: She sliced off a piece of sausage. He accidentally sliced the top off his finger while he was cutting vegetables. figurative Amit won the race, slicing three seconds off his previous best time.Removing and extracting
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