/ sluːt /


  1. a ditch for irrigation or drainage

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sloot1

from Afrikaans, from Dutch sluit, sluis sluice

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Example Sentences

Van der Sloot said that the “unexpected transfer may affect my mental health,” according to Peruvian press reports.

While van der Sloot may well have been cut in Challapaca, there is no reliable indication that he got stabbed in a prison scrum.

Her body has never been found and van der Sloot has confessed and denied involvement on a number of occasions.

According to the announcement, van der Sloot will wed 24-year-old Leidy Carol Figueroa Uceda, an accountant who lives in Lima.

Now all van der Sloot and his bride-to-be have to do is wait out the ten days to see if anyone objects.

I note that Sloot's moustache is decently white at last, as becomes a fellow of his years.

On getting all that was needed for my neighbors and myself the sled was heaped up; we walked, Sloot driving.

Sept. 12—Sloot and all hands were up at sunrise to set fire to the brushpiles.

Sept. 16—Pouring rain and glad of it, for all of us except Sloot are dead-tired.

April 3—Jabez with Sloot came this morning to start burning our fallow, and before dark we had made great progress.


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