There are 2 definitions of slash in English:

slash1

Syllabification: slash
Pronunciation: /slaSH
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • 1Cut (something) with a violent sweeping movement, typically using a knife or sword: a tire was slashed on my car they cut and slashed their way to the river [no object]: the man slashed at him with a sword
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    • Risaku unsheathed his sword and slashed at the hand.
    • ‘Your skills could use improvement,’ said Charles as he lifted his sword and slashed at my leg.
    • Kale pulled out his sword and slashed at the operative, slicing Lance's arm across the shoulder before kicking him out of the way.
    Synonyms
    cut (open), gash, slit, split open, lacerate, knife, make an incision in
  • 1.1 informal Reduce (a price, quantity, etc.) greatly: the workforce has been slashed by 2,000
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    • UK retailers slashed the prices of summer clothing
    • That would slash prices to consumers - and also save insurers hundreds of millions of dollars because they would no longer foot the bill.
    • Part of that drawdown will come from tech companies slashing prices.
    Synonyms
    reduce, cut, lower, bring down, mark downget rid of, ax, cut, shed, make redundant
  • 1.2 archaic Lash, whip, or thrash severely.
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    • Kyana did not let him finish the sentence; she snapped the whip, slashing him across the chest.
    • He picked up the whip he had slashed him with, happy to have sustained the damage to his ribs and leg.
    • She whipped through them, slashing them with her sword.
  • 1.3 archaic Crack (a whip).
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    • She said it with a finger poised on her bottom lip as she began thinking about slashing her whip.
    • With a rush of strength she slashed the whip across the harnessed mule's haunches.
    • Fuzen slashed the whip at Rowan, which wrapped around his wrist.
  • 1.4 archaic Criticize (someone or something) severely.
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    • In this book, the irreverent British art critic slashes his way through the New York art scene from the 1960s to recent times.
    • How could I not slash this movie?

noun

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  • 1A cut made with a wide, sweeping stroke: the man took a mighty slash at his head with a large sword
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    • Not only did he puncture his sword through his limb, but also because he moved so unbelievably fast, Blake endured twice as many slashes in one mighty stroke.
    • Seeing this Hicoz charged them - dispatching both with a single slash of his mighty blade.
    • This time he overreached on the right hand side, and a sweeping slash gave him a red welt across his torso and sent his sword flying.
  • 1.1A wound or gash made by a cut with a wide, sweeping stroke: he staggered over with a crimson slash across his temple
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    • More symbols were scrawled into the stone of the arch, crimson slashes carved in the rock as though they were weeping wounds in the gateway.
    • No gouges, slashes, holes, wounds, cuts, not so much as a scrape.
    • Both were covered by numerous cuts, slashes and puncture wounds on their legs, arms and faces.
    Synonyms
  • 1.2A bright patch or flash of color or light: yellow and gold foliage, with the odd slash of red
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    • The only colour is a slash of peony red on their lips.
    • As Kiv's hand jerked an inch to one side, Nolen dropped to the ground, avoiding a narrow slash of fiery white light that burned a hole in the wall behind him.
    • Thunder rumbled again, accompanied by a slash of lightning which lit up the sky for an instant.
  • 2An oblique stroke (/) in print or writing, used between alternatives (e.g., and/or), in fractions (e.g., 3/4), in ratios (e.g., miles/day), or between separate elements of a text.
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    • The slashes in Caxton's text were an experiment in punctuation, and are roughly equivalent to commas.
    • At each node, the optimal distribution is given with alternative equally optimal distributions separated with a forward slash.
    • A hyphen suggests an amalgamation of the two disciplines; a slash keeps them separate, poetry staying on its side of the fence and criticism on its side.
    Synonyms
    solidus, oblique, backslash
  • 2.1 [as modifier] Denoting or belonging to a genre of fiction, chiefly published in fanzines, in which any of various male pairings from the popular media is portrayed as having a homosexual relationship.
    [ 1980s: from the use of an oblique stroke to link adjoining names or initials (as in Kirk/Spock and K/S]
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    • Second, slash fiction is so similar to mainstream genre romances that it could reasonably be classified as a species of that genus.
    • Is one of the criteria of slash fiction that it is inferior and derivative of the original text?
    • And I've also discovered some slash fiction I wrote five or six years ago which gives a great insight into a time in my life when I was not writing either a paper diary or a blog.
  • 3North American Debris resulting from the felling or destruction of trees.
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    • Adults like fresh stumps, slash, and logging debris.
    • Trees and slash are left behind in the pursuit of today's profit opportunities, and nothing grows back except weeds.
    • Some fires smoldered for weeks, burning down through logging slash and the deep soil until they scorched the rocks below.

Origin

late Middle English: perhaps imitative, or from Old French esclachier 'break in pieces'. The noun dates from the late 16th century.

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There are 2 definitions of slash in English:

slash2

Syllabification: slash
Pronunciation: /
 
slaSH/

noun

  • A tract of swampy ground, especially in a coastal region.
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    • Slash Pine is named after the "slashes" – swampy ground overgrown with trees and bushes – that constitute its habitat.
    • The Goose Hill ridges are separated by slashes of the extensive marsh, lying north and east of them, named Goose Hill marsh.

Origin

mid 17th century: of uncertain origin.

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