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English definition of “slice sth off”

slice sth off

phrasal verb with slice     /slaɪs/ verb
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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