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verb slice pronunciation in British English /slaɪs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleslicing
past tensesliced
past participlesliced
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to cut something into flat pieces
    I’ll slice some bread.
    thinly sliced tomato
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to be cut into flat pieces
      Chill the beef so it slices more easily.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to cut something easily
    slice through/into: The saw quickly sliced through the board.
    1. a.
      to move through something easily and quickly
      slice through: The boat sliced through the water.
  3. 4
    [transitive] to reduce an amount of time, money etc
    slice something off/from something: They’ve had £1 million sliced from their budget.


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