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"slit" in British English

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slitverb [T]

uk   us   /slɪt/ (present participle slitting, past tense and past participle slit)
to make a ​long, ​straight, ​narrowcut 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.

slitnoun [C]

uk   us   /slɪt/
(Definition of slit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slit" in American English

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slitverb [T]

 us   /slɪt/ (present participle slitting, past tense and past participle slit)
to make a ​straight, ​narrowcut in something: I slit ​open the ​envelope with a ​knife.

slitnoun [C]

 us   /slɪt/
a ​straight, ​narrowcut in something: Cut slits in the piecrust. Her ​eyes are like little slits.
(Definition of slit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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