slash - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/slæʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyslash
he/she/itslashes
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.