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Definition 1: a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for slash in the sense of this definition

(slash is a kind of ...) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

Definition 2: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for slash in the sense of this definition

(slash is a kind of ...) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

Definition 3: an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind) - [noun denoting object]

(slash is a kind of ...) the solid part of the earth's surface

"the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" "the earth shook for several minutes" "he dropped the logs on the ground"

Definition 4: a wound made by cutting - [noun denoting state]

Samples where slash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put a bandage over the cut

Synonyms for slash in the sense of this definition

(slash is a kind of ...) an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

Definition 5: cut drastically - [verb of change]

Samples where slash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Prices were slashed

(slash is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Definition 6: cut open - [verb of contact]

Samples where slash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she slashed her wrists

Synonyms for slash in the sense of this definition

(slash is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 7: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for slash in the sense of this definition

(slash is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 8: beat severely with a whip or rod - [verb of contact]

Samples where slash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher often flogged the students
  • The children were severely trounced

Synonyms for slash in the sense of this definition

(slash is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

(... is a kind of slash ) whip

"The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

(... is a kind of slash ) whip with a leather strap

(... is a kind of slash ) whip with a whip intended for horses

(... is a kind of slash ) flog with or as if with a flexible rod

(... is a kind of slash ) flog with a cowhide

(... is a kind of slash ) beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

(... is a kind of slash ) whip with a birch twig

Definition 9: move or stir about violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where slash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

Synonyms for slash in the sense of this definition

(slash is a kind of ...) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

(... is a kind of slash ) thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash

"The tall grass whipped in the wind"

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