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English definition of “slay”

slay

verb [T]     /sleɪ/ (slew, slain)
UK old use or literary to kill in a violent way: St George slew the dragon .Murder and attempted murderKilling (used especially in newspapers ) to murder someone: He was found slain in an alley two blocks from his apartment .Murder and attempted murderKilling
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