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OTHER WORDS FROM slashingslash·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby slashing
Definition for slashing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a short oblique stroke (/) between two words indicating that whichever is appropriate may be chosen to complete the sense of the text in which they occur; a virgule: you and/or your dependents.
- a dividing line, as in dates, fractions, a run-in passage of poetry to show verse division, etc.; a virgule: She got 3/4 of the answers correct. “Sweetest love, I do not go/For weariness of thee.” (John Donne)
- an open area strewn with debris of trees from felling or from wind or fire.
- the debris itself.
Origin of slash1
OTHER WORDS FROM slashun·slashed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for slashing
When she held onto her post, Perry followed through, slashing $7.5 million of funding over two years.
And then makes a slashing gesture across his throat and laughs.
Forty-nine-year-old Elena brings a trembling hand to the bridge of her nose and makes a slashing movement across it.
Erik Prince is not the kind of man one expects to make the case for slashing U.S. intelligence and military budgets.Blackwater Founder Erik Prince: War on Terror Has Become Too Big|Eli Lake|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the acknowledgments, Zaicklas confesses a tendency to plant too many clues, and she thanks her editor for slashing them.
At the head walked the beadle, slashing about at the little boys.Stories of Comedy|Various
She whipped him with her questions as though she was slashing his face.The Research Magnificent|H. G. Wells
There was a confused mle of rearing horses, men leaning in the saddle, firing with pistols and slashing with sabres.In Hostile Red|Joseph Altsheler
Jimmie Ben, slashing heavily, regardless of injury to himself or any others, had edged the ball toward the Twentieth left.Glengarry Schooldays|Ralph Connor
Peace here, if possible; skins were not made for mere slitting and slashing!
British Dictionary definitions for slashing (1 of 2)
Derived forms of slashingslashingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for slashing (2 of 2)
- littered wood chips and broken branches that remain after trees have been cut down
- an area so littered