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verb [transitive]     slay pronunciation in American English
/sleɪ/
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I/you/we/theyslay
he/she/itslays
present participleslaying
past tenseslew
past participleslain
  1. 1
    mainly journalism to kill someone in a violent way

    Eight people were slain in a bomb attack on the embassy.

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