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slash
  • noun
    A wide, sweeping stroke made with a knife or sword. (the man took a mighty slash at his head with a large sword)
    An oblique stroke (/) in print or writing, used between alternatives (e.g. and/or), in fractions (e.g. 3/4), in ratios (e.g. miles/day), or between separate elements of a text. (sentence breaks are highlighted by slashes)
    An act of urinating. (Gary went upstairs for a slash)
    Debris resulting from the felling or destruction of trees. (the mountainsides were strewn with slash)
    verb
    Cut with a wide, sweeping movement, typically using a knife or sword. (for what felt like hours we climbed behind the trackers slashing the undergrowth ahead)
    Lash, whip, or thrash. (slash him with bridle-reins and dog-whips!)
  • noun
    A tract of swampy ground, especially in a coastal region.

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