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slit

verb [T] uk   /slɪt/ ( present participle slitting, past tense and past participle slit) us  
to make a long, straight, narrow cut in something: He slit open the envelope with a knife. She killed herself by slitting her wrists. He was found the next day with his throat slit. She was wearing one of those skirts that's slit up the front.

slit

noun [C] uk   /slɪt/ us  
a straight, narrow cut or opening in something: Make a small slit in each chicken breast and push in a piece of garlic.
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