slew

1
[ sloo ]
/ slu /

verb

simple past tense of slay.

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Definition for slewed (2 of 3)

slew3
[ sloo ]
/ slu /

verb (used with or without object), noun

Definition for slewed (3 of 3)

slue1

or slew

[ sloo ]
/ slu /

verb (used with object), slued, slu·ing.

to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place.
to swing around.

verb (used without object), slued, slu·ing.

to turn about; swing around.

noun

the act of sluing.
a position slued to.

Origin of slue

1
First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for slewed (1 of 8)

slewed
/ (sluːd) /

adjective

(postpositive) British slang intoxicated; drunk

Word Origin for slewed

C19: from slew ²

British Dictionary definitions for slewed (2 of 8)

slue1
/ (sluː) /

noun, verb

a variant spelling (esp US) of slew 2

British Dictionary definitions for slewed (3 of 8)

slue2
/ (sluː) /

noun

a variant spelling of slough 1 (def. 2)

British Dictionary definitions for slewed (4 of 8)

slue3
/ (sluː) /

noun

US informal a variant spelling of slew 4

British Dictionary definitions for slewed (5 of 8)

slew1
/ (sluː) /

verb

the past tense of slay

British Dictionary definitions for slewed (6 of 8)

slew2

esp US slue

/ (sluː) /

verb

to twist or be twisted sideways, esp awkwardlyhe slewed around in his chair
nautical to cause (a mast) to rotate in its step or (of a mast) to rotate in its step

noun

the act of slewing

Word Origin for slew

C18: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for slewed (7 of 8)

slew3
/ (sluː) /

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of slough 1 (def. 2)

British Dictionary definitions for slewed (8 of 8)

slew4

slue

/ (sluː) /

noun

informal, mainly US and Canadian a great number or amount; a lot

Word Origin for slew

C20: from Irish Gaelic sluagh; related to Old Irish slōg army
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