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Noun: slating  sley-ting
  1. Thin layers of rock used for roofing
    - slate
     
  2. A severely critical attack
    "the reviewers gave his book a sound slating"
     
  3. The act of laying slates for a roof
Verb: slate  sleyt
  1. [N. Amer] Designate or schedule
    "He slated his talk for 9 AM"; "She was slated to be his successor"
     
  2. [N. Amer] Enter on a list or slate for an election
    "He was slated for borough president"
     
  3. Cover with slate
    "slate the roof"
     
  4. [Brit] Strongly criticize
    "she was slated for being fat"

Derived forms: slatings

Type of: criticism, cross-file, designate, destine, intend, register, roof, roofing, roofing material, specify, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Slating

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