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Verb: slash  slash
  1. Cut with sweeping strokes; as with an axe or machete
    - cut down
  2. Beat severely with a whip or rod
    "The teacher often slashed the students";
    - flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, strap, trounce, whale [N. Amer, informal]
  3. Cut open
    "she slashed her wrists";
    - gash
  4. Cut drastically
    "Prices were slashed"
  5. Move or stir about violently
    "The feverish patient slashed around in his bed";
    - convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, toss, jactitate
Noun: slash  slash
  1. A wound made by cutting
    "he put a bandage over the slash";
    - cut, gash, slice
  2. An open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
  3. A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
    - solidus [Brit, Cdn], virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix
  4. A strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
    - gash
  5. [Brit, vulgar] The discharge of urine
    "he took a slash";
    - micturition, urination, pee [informal]

Derived forms: slashing, slashed, slashes

Type of: agitate, beat, beat up, bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, cutting, dry land, earth, elimination, evacuation, excreting, excretion, ground, land, lesion, punctuation, punctuation mark [Brit], reduce, shake, solid ground, terra firma, trim, trim back, trim down, voiding, work over, wound

Encyclopedia: Slash