/ (sluːd) /
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(postpositive) British slang intoxicated; drunk
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for slewed
C19: from slew ²
Words nearby slewed
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How to use slewed in a sentence
The fire seems to have reached the fuselage from the right engine only after the airplane slewed around on the ground.San Francisco Airplane Crash Landing: What Happened?|Clive Irving|July 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The girl watched the penguins going at the double with heads slewed round as though fearful of their tails.The Beach of Dreams|H. De Vere Stacpoole
The man was clumping slowly along in his rubber boots; an old cap was slewed awry on his head, its peak drawn down over one ear.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
Then the wind slewed the sledge, the runners struck an irregularity in the surface and the whole capsized.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Now she mout say ergin dat I hed orter slewed across fust und den slewed back und fotched de munny.The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
A few minutes afterward, the Warrior fired her starboard battery's big guns, and then we slewed round and fired the port guns.The Heroic Record of the British Navy|Archibald Hurd