slice - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleslicing
past tensesliced
past participlesliced
  1. 1
    [transitive] to cut something into flat pieces

    I’ll slice some bread.

    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. 3
    [transitive] to hit a ball on its edge so that it curves or spins
  4. 4
    [transitive] to reduce an amount of time, money etc
    slice something off/from something:

    They’ve had £1 million sliced from their budget.

phrasal verbs