A slice of the profits.
Slice a loaf of bread.
Slice off a piece of salami.
Sliced 10 percent off the asking price.
I sliced into the cake.
The destroyer sliced through the water.
A slice of apple.
A slice of one's earnings.
Sliced up the profits.
A plow slicing through the earth.
A slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.
Slice the cheese thinly.
The knife left sliced his arm.
- No matter how you look at it; no matter how it is analyzed.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of slice
- Middle English sclice splinter from Old French esclice from esclicier to splinter of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English slice, esclice, from Old French esclice, esclis (“a piece split off"), deverbal of esclicer, esclicier (“to splinter, split up"), from Frankish *slitjan (“to split up"), from Proto-Germanic *slitjanÄ…, from Proto-Germanic *slÄ«tanÄ… (“to split, tear apart"), from Proto-Indo-European *slaid-, *sled- (“to rend, injure, crumble"). Akin to Old High German sliz, gisliz (“a tear, rip"), Old High German slÄ«zan (“to tear"), Old English slÄ«tan (“to split up"). More at slite, slit.