The definition of a slew is a large quantity of something.(noun)
When you have 200 pairs of shoes, this is an example of a situation where you have a slew of shoes.
Slew means to slide or skid uncontrollably in a particular direction.(verb)
When a van begins to slide uncontrollably left because of ice, this is an example of slew.
See slew in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: Ir sluagh, a host
See slew in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Irish Gaelic sluagh, multitude
Origin: , from Old Irish slúag.
verb & n.
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