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English noun: slash

1. slash (state) a wound made by cutting


SamplesHe put a bandage over the cut.


Synonymscut, gash, slice


Broader (hypernym)lesion, wound

2. slash (object) an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)


Broader (hypernym)dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma

3. slash (communication) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information


Synonymsdiagonal, separatrix, solidus, stroke, virgule


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark

4. slash (act) a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument


Synonymsgash


Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting


English verb: slash

1. slash (contact) cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete


ExamplesThey slash the trees


Synonymscut down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

2. slash (contact) beat severely with a whip or rod


SamplesThe teacher often flogged the students.
The children were severely trounced.


ExamplesThey want to slash the prisoners


Synonymsflog, lash, lather, strap, trounce, welt, whip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over


Narrower (hyponym)birch, cat, cowhide, flagellate, horsewhip, leather, scourge, switch

3. slash (contact) cut open


SamplesShe slashed her wrists.


ExamplesThey will slash the duet


Synonymsgash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

4. slash (change) cut drastically


SamplesPrices were slashed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down

5. slash (motion) move or stir about violently


SamplesThe feverish patient thrashed around in his bed.


Synonymsconvulse, jactitate, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake


Narrower (hyponym)whip









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