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English definition of “slash”


verb     /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 .Cutting and stabbing [T] informal to very much reduce something, such as money or jobs : Prices have been slashed by 50 percent !Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of slash verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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