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"slice" in American English

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slicenoun [C]

us   /slɑɪs/
a flat, often thin piece of food that has been cut from a larger piece: a slice of bread/cake/pizza
fig. A slice is also any small part 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 shows ordinary details of the lives of the people mentioned: The drama is a slice of life about Puerto Ricans living in the Bronx.

sliceverb [T]

us   /slɑɪs/
to cut something into thin pieces, or to cut one or more thin pieces from something: Slice the onions and fry them in butter.
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slicenoun

uk   /slaɪs/ us   /slaɪs/
  • slice noun (PIECE)

A2 [C] a flat, often thin, piece of food that has been cut from a larger piece: a slice of bread/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 film presents us with a fascinating slice of history.
[C] a kitchen utensil with a wide blade, used for serving pieces 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 wonderful backhand 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 side rather than straight in front

sliceverb

uk   /slaɪs/ us   /slaɪs/
  • slice verb (CUT)

B2 [T] to cut something into thin, flat pieces: Slice the mushrooms thinly and fry in butter. [+ two objects] Could you slice me a very thin piece of cake/slice a very thin piece of cake for me?
[I + adv/prep] to easily cut into or through something with a sharp knife: He screamed as the blade sliced into his leg.figurative She watched his slim strong body 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 side rather 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.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of slice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slice" in Business English

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slicenoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /slaɪs/ us   informal
a part or share of something, especially an amount of money: a/sb's slice of sth The energy development company 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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