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verb slash pronunciation in American English /slæʃ/
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present tense
present participleslashing
past tenseslashed
past participleslashed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to cut someone or something in a violent way
    The tires on the car had been slashed.
    His attacker slashed him across the face with a knife.
    slash through: The rotors slashed through the roof of the building.
    They slashed through the undergrowth with machetes.
  2. 2
    [transitive] mainly journalism to reduce something by a large amount
    Congress voted to slash funds for several domestic programs.
    The company has slashed production by 50%.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to try to cut someone or something in a violent way
    slash at: The man leaped forward and slashed at his neck.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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