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Meaning of “slice” in the English Dictionary

"slice" in British English

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slicenoun

uk   us   /slaɪs/
  • slice noun (PIECE)

A2 [C] a ​flat, often ​thin, ​piece of ​food that has been ​cut from a ​largerpiece: a slice ofbread/​cake cucumber/​lemon slices Would you like another slice of ​ham/​beef?C2 [S] a ​part of something, such as an ​amount of ​money: We ​agreed before we did the ​deal that we'd both take an ​equal slice of the ​profit. The ​filmpresents us with a ​fascinating slice of ​history. [C] a ​kitchen utensil with a ​wideblade, used for ​servingpieces of ​food: a ​cake/​fish slice

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  • slice noun (HIT)

[C] in ​tennis, the ​action of ​hitting the ​bottom of the ​ball so that it does not bounce very high when it ​hits the ​ground: That ​wonderfulbackhand slice of Maria's ​sends the ​ball where her ​opponent just can't ​reach it. in the ​sports of golf and ​baseball, the ​action of ​hitting a ​ball so that it goes to one ​siderather than ​straight in ​front

sliceverb

uk   us   /slaɪs/
  • slice verb (CUT)

B2 [T] to ​cut something into ​thin, ​flatpieces: Slice the ​mushroomsthinly and ​fry in ​butter. [+ two objects] Could you slice me a very ​thinpiece of ​cake/slice a very ​thinpiece of ​cake for me? [I + adv/prep] to ​easilycut into or through something with a ​sharpknife: He ​screamed as the ​blade sliced into his ​leg.figurative She ​watched his ​slimstrongbody as it sliced ​effortlessly through the ​water.

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  • slice verb (HIT)

[T] in the ​sports of ​golf and ​baseball, to ​hit a ​ball so that it goes to one ​siderather than ​straight in ​front: Sara sliced the ​ball, ​sending it a hundred ​yards or so to the ​left. [T] If you slice the ​ball in a ​game of ​tennis, you ​hit the ​bottom of the ​ball so that it does not bounce very high when it ​hits the ​ground.
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(Definition of slice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slice" in American English

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slicenoun [C]

 us   /slɑɪs/
a ​flat, often ​thinpiece of ​food that has been ​cut from a ​largerpiece: a slice of ​bread/​cake/​pizza fig. A slice is also any ​smallpart that has been separated from something ​larger: She ​demanded a slice of the ​profits.slice of life If you ​describe a ​story as a slice of ​life, you ​mean that it ​showsordinarydetails of the ​lives of the ​peoplementioned: The ​drama is a slice of ​life about Puerto Ricans ​living in the Bronx.

sliceverb [T]

 us   /slɑɪs/
to ​cut something into ​thinpieces, or to ​cut one or more ​thinpieces from something: Slice the ​onions and ​fry them in ​butter.
(Definition of slice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"slice" in Business English

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slicenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /slaɪs/ informal
a ​part or ​share of something, especially an ​amount of ​money: a/sb's slice of sth The ​energydevelopmentcompany has quickly ​increased its slice of the US ​market. She ​agreed to ​help us out in ​exchange for a slice of the ​profits.a big/large/small slice of sth The best ​plan would be to ​buy a bigger slice of the ​network.
(Definition of slice from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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