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English noun: slew

1. slew (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent


SamplesA batch of letters.
A deal of trouble.
A lot of money.
He made a mint on the stock market.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
It must have cost plenty.
A slew of journalists.
A wad of money.


Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent


English verb: slew

1. slew (motion) turn sharply; change direction abruptly


SamplesThe car cut to the left at the intersection.
The motorbike veered to the right.


Synonymscurve, cut, sheer, slue, swerve, trend, veer


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)turn


Narrower (hyponym)peel off, yaw

2. slew (motion) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner


SamplesThe wheels skidded against the sidewalk.


Synonymsskid, slide, slip, slue


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)glide


Narrower (hyponym)side-slip, skid, submarine









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