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slash

verb uk   us   /slæʃ/
[I or T] to cut with a sharp blade using a quick, strong movement: The museum was broken into last night and several paintings were slashed. She tried to commit suicide by slashing her wrists. We had to slash (our way) through the long grass to clear a path. [T] informal to very much reduce something, such as money or jobs: Prices have been slashed by 50 percent!
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noun uk   us   /slæʃ/

slash noun (PUNCTUATION)

B2 [C] (UK also oblique (stroke)) the symbol / used in writing to separate letters, numbers, or words: You often write a slash between alternatives, for example, "and/or".

slash noun (CUT)

a long, deep cut [C] a fast, long movement to hit something: Ben took a wild slash at the ball and luckily managed to hit it. [C] a decorative opening in a piece of clothing, often with a different colour showing through it: My new dress is pale blue, with a dark blue slash in the sleeves.

slash noun (TOILET)

[S] UK slang the act of going to the toilet and urinating
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