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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


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


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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