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verb [intransitive] slave pronunciation in British English /sleɪv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleslaving
past tenseslaved
past participleslaved
present tense
I/you/we/theyslave away
he/she/itslaves away
present participleslaving away
past tenseslaved away
past participleslaved away

or slave away slave pronunciation in British English

  1. to work very hard

    I’ve been slaving away all day while you’ve been out enjoying yourself.



a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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