simple past tense of slay.
Other definitions for slew (2 of 2)
a large number or quantity: a whole slew of people.
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How to use slew in a sentence
Lam is hoping for a slew of college acceptances come spring.
A slew of riders warned him he was about to get attacked —and that Peloton would remove any of the negative comments later.Peloton makes toning your glutes feel spiritual. But should Jesus be part of the experience? | Michelle Boorstein | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
This category has shaped up to be one of this year’s most prestigious, with a slew of veteran actors receiving nods.Golden Globe nominations 2021: ‘The Crown’ leads TV nominations while ‘Mank’ dominates movies | Emily Yahr, Bethonie Butler, Sonia Rao | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Udemy declined to confirm the new ARR total, instead opting to share a slew of other growth metrics to indicate growth, including the fact that it has seen more than 480 million course enrollments and owns over 155,000 courses.Udemy’s new president discusses the reskilling company’s future | Natasha Mascarenhas | February 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
Immediately, the team found a slew of neurons that surprisingly captured the distinction between internal beliefs and those of others.This Is Where Empathy Lives in the Brain, and How It Works | Shelly Fan | February 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
He says device makers also will have to meet a slew of security requirements: Can the device be encrypted?
Between her slew of appointments, Lennox manages to squeeze in enough time for no less than 40 different charities.
Apparently, Minaj received a slew of offensive tweets and rude Instagram comments in response to the racy image.Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Lyrics Tease Her Elevator Drama with Jay Z | Amy Zimmerman | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Afterwards, a slew of major NBA reporters did their best to quell the giddy, growing mob.LeBron James Returns to Cleveland: How 'The Decision 2.0' Happened | Robert Silverman | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This year, Glasgow is hosting the games amid a new slew of problems.Kiss the…Queen’s Baton? The British Empire Is Alive and Well | Debra A. Klein | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This made Jahweh so angry that he smote the people, and slew more than fifty thousand of them.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
The children of Israel, having been sent out by Jahweh to punish the Midianites, "slew all the males."God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
A detachment that had taken possession of Douglas's quarters at Lintalee he surprised at dinner and slew almost to a man.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
And the flame of the fire slew those men that had cast in Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Think of Samson, who slew a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass!A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for slew (1 of 4)
the past tense of slay
British Dictionary definitions for slew (2 of 4)
to twist or be twisted sideways, esp awkwardly: he slewed around in his chair
nautical to cause (a mast) to rotate in its step or (of a mast) to rotate in its step
the act of slewing
British Dictionary definitions for slew (3 of 4)
a variant spelling (esp US) of slough 1 (def. 2)
British Dictionary definitions for slew (4 of 4)
informal, mainly US and Canadian a great number or amount; a lot
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