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English definition of “slough”

slough

verb [T] uk   /slʌf/ us  
biology (of some animals) to have a layer of skin come off: Snakes slough their skin regularly.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
Phrasal verbs

slough

noun uk   /slaʊ/ us    /sluː/ /slaʊ/

slough noun (SADNESS)

[S] literary a mental state of deep sadness and no hope: She seems unable to pull herself out of this deep slough of self-pity.Sadness and regret

slough noun (WET AREA)

[C] an area of soft, wet landWetland
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