verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of slough2
SYNONYMS FOR slough
OTHER WORDS FROM sloughslough·i·ness, nounslough·y, adjectiveun·sloughed, adjectiveun·slough·ing, adjective
Words nearby slough
Example sentences from the Web for sloughed
Again, he sloughed off the blame onto his staff, playing for sympathy for being "betrayed."
Men's feet and legs, and less frequently their hands and arms, decayed and sloughed off.Andersonville, Volume 4|John McElroy
Gradually he sloughed both his nervousness and his un-Oxford wardrobe and began to assert his own individuality.Rowlandson's Oxford|A. Hamilton Gibbs
Under his scorn her anger kindled and her humility was sloughed.The Historical Nights' Entertainment|Rafael Sabatini
The short winter day sloughed off suddenly, and it was dark when they rose from the table.Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst
The piece of dead bone is thereby gradually isolated from the rest of the shell and is sloughed off when healing is complete.
British Dictionary definitions for sloughed (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for sloughed (2 of 3)
- (in the prairies) a large hole where water collects or the water in such a hole
- (in the northwest) a sluggish side channel of a river
- (on the Pacific coast) a marshy saltwater inlet