Slew Definition

slo͝o
slewed, slewing, slews, slues
noun
slews
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A large number, group, or amount.
A slew of reporters at the crime scene.
Webster's New World
The act of slewing.
American Heritage

A device used for slaying.

Wiktionary
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verb
Webster's New World
To turn (something) on an axis; rotate.
Slewed the swivel chair around; slewing the boom of a crane.
American Heritage
To turn sharply; veer.
Braked and slewed the car around.
American Heritage
To turn about an axis.
American Heritage
To turn or slide sideways or off course; skid.
American Heritage
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Origin of Slew

  • Irish Gaelic sluagh multitude from Old Irish slúag

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

  • In all senses, a mostly British spelling of slue.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Irish slua (“crowd") (noun only)

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

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

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