slash

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Noun[change]

Singular
slash

Plural
slashes

  1. A slash is a very quick cut of an object, usually with a sharp blade.
  2. The symbol "/", also known as a forward slash in computing.

Verb[change]

Plain form
slash

Third-person singular
slashes

Past tense
slashed

Past participle
slashed

Present participle
slashing

  1. When you slash an object, you cut it violently with a sharp blade, such as a knife or a sword.
    The samurai slashed the watermelon into two in the blink of an eye.
  2. (transitive) To reduce something by a huge amount.
    That shop had to slash its prices for their closing down sales.

Conjunction[change]

Conjunction
slash

  1. (Informal) You use slash to mean as well as or and, used to separate two items in a list.
    She's the cook-slash-waitress.