Meaning of “slay” in the English Dictionary

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"slay" in British English

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slayverb [ T ]

uk /sleɪ/ us /sleɪ/ slew, slain

UK old use or literary to kill in a violent way:

St George slew the dragon.

(used especially in newspapers) to murder someone:

He was found slain in an alley two blocks from his apartment.

(Definition of “slay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slayverb [ T ]

us /sleɪ/ past tense slew /slu/ , past participle slain /sleɪn/

to kill someone violently:

They believe he was slain for organizing workers.

(Definition of “slay” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)