Slash meaning

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To reduce or curtail drastically.

Slash prices for a clearance sale.

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To make forceful sweeping strokes with a sharp instrument.
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To cut one's way with such strokes.

We slashed through the dense jungle.

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To make drastic reductions in something.

Slashing away at the budget.

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A diagonal mark ( / ) that is used especially to separate alternatives, as in and/or, to represent the word per, as in miles/hour, to separate component parts of a URL, as in whitehouse.gov/kids/patriotism/ , and to indicate the ends of verse lines printed continuously, as in Old King Cole / Was a merry old soul.
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The definition of a slash is a wide or uneven cut or wound, or a short diagonal line, or a streak of color.

When you have been cut with a knife, the wound is an example of a slash.

A diagonal line between two numbers to express a fraction is an example of a slash.

When a bright streak of blue goes through a yellow painting, this is an example of a slash of blue.

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To slash is to cut something with a violent motion, usually using a knife or sword.

When you use a knife to cut open a package, this is an example of a time when you slash the package.

When a you drop the price from $100 to $1, this is an example of a time when you slash the price.

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To swing a stick at (an opponent) in ice hockey or lacrosse, in violation of the rules.
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To criticize sharply.

The reviewers slashed the composer's work.

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To hit or propel (a ball, for instance) forcefully in a straight line.
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A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
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As well as; and. Used in combination and often rendered as a virgule in print.

An actor-slash-writer; a waiter/dancer.

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To cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife.
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To whip viciously; lash; scourge.
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To cut slits in (a fabric, dress, etc.), esp. so as to expose underlying material, usually of another color.
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To reduce drastically.

To slash prices.

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To criticize severely.
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To make a sweeping stroke or strokes with or as with something sharp.
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To criticize or rebuke harshly.
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To move through or penetrate something quickly and precisely.

A speeding car slashing through traffic.

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A sweeping stroke made as with a knife.
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A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit.
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A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule.
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An ornamental slit in a fabric, dress, etc.
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A low, swampy area, usually covered with brush.
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A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
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A swift striking movement.
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The symbol /. Also sometimes known as a forward slash, particularly in computing.
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(UK, slang) A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate.

Excuse me, I need to take a slash.

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Slash fiction.
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(vulgar, slang) The female genitalia.
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(ice hockey) A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.
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(US, dialect) Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes.

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(forestry) Coarse, fine woody debris generated during logging operations or through wind, snow, etc.

Slash generated during logging operations may increase fire hazard.

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To cut violently across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe, etc.
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(ice hockey) To strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms.
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Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.

The department store slashed its prices to attract customers.

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To lash with a whip.

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To crack or snap (e.g. a whip).

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Used to connect two or more identities in a list.

I'm a teacher slash student.

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Used to list alternatives.

I think I'm having hallucinations slash someone is playing tricks on me.

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Origin of slash

  • Perhaps from obsolete French esclachier to break variant of esclater from Old French from esclat splinter slat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition