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Meaning & Definition of Slash in English

English

Slash

/slæʃ/

noun

1. A wound made by cutting

  • "He put a bandage over the cut"
    synonym:
  • cut
  • ,
  • gash
  • ,
  • slash
  • ,
  • slice

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

    synonym:
  • slash

3. A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

    synonym:
  • solidus
  • ,
  • slash
  • ,
  • virgule
  • ,
  • diagonal
  • ,
  • stroke
  • ,
  • separatrix

4. A strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

    synonym:
  • slash
  • ,
  • gash

verb

1. Cut with sweeping strokes

  • As with an ax or machete
    synonym:
  • slash
  • ,
  • cut down

2. Beat severely with a whip or rod

  • "The teacher often flogged the students"
  • "The children were severely trounced"
    synonym:
  • flog
  • ,
  • welt
  • ,
  • whip
  • ,
  • lather
  • ,
  • lash
  • ,
  • slash
  • ,
  • strap
  • ,
  • trounce

3. Cut open

  • "She slashed her wrists"
    synonym:
  • slash
  • ,
  • gash

4. Cut drastically

  • "Prices were slashed"
    synonym:
  • slash

5. Move or stir about violently

  • "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
    synonym:
  • convulse
  • ,
  • thresh
  • ,
  • thresh about
  • ,
  • thrash
  • ,
  • thrash about
  • ,
  • slash
  • ,
  • toss
  • ,
  • jactitate