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verb slash pronunciation in British English /slæʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleslashing
past tenseslashed
past participleslashed
  1. 1
    [transitive] mainly journalism to reduce something by a large amount
    The budget had been slashed by £3 million.
    The company has slashed production by 50%.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to cut someone or something in a violent way
    The tyres 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.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to try to cut someone or something in a violent way
    slash at: The man leapt forward and slashed at his neck.


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