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slay

 (slā)
tr.v. slew (slo͞o) or slayed or slain (slān) or slayed, slay·ing, slays
1. To kill violently.
2. Slang To overwhelm, as with laughter or love: Those old jokes still slay me.

[Middle English slen, slayen, from Old English slēan.]

slay′er n.

slay

(sleɪ)
vb (tr) , slays, slaying, slew or slain
1. archaic or literary to kill, esp violently
2. slang to impress (someone) sexually
3. obsolete to strike
[Old English slēan; related to Old Norse slā, Gothic, Old High German slahan to strike, Old Irish slacaim I beat]
ˈslayer n

slay

(sleɪ)

v. slew, slain, slay•ing. v.t.
1. to kill by violence.
2. to destroy; extinguish.
3. Slang. to impress strongly; overwhelm, esp. by humor: Your jokes slay me.
4. Obs. to strike.
v.i.
5. to kill or murder.
[before 900; Middle English sleen, slayn, Old English slēan, c. Old Frisian, Old Norse slā, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic slahan to strike]
slay′a•ble, adj.
slay′er, n.

slay


Past participle: slain
Gerund: slaying

Imperative
slay
slay
Present
I slay
you slay
he/she/it slays
we slay
you slay
they slay
Preterite
I slew
you slew
he/she/it slew
we slew
you slew
they slew
Present Continuous
I am slaying
you are slaying
he/she/it is slaying
we are slaying
you are slaying
they are slaying
Present Perfect
I have slain
you have slain
he/she/it has slain
we have slain
you have slain
they have slain
Past Continuous
I was slaying
you were slaying
he/she/it was slaying
we were slaying
you were slaying
they were slaying
Past Perfect
I had slain
you had slain
he/she/it had slain
we had slain
you had slain
they had slain
Future
I will slay
you will slay
he/she/it will slay
we will slay
you will slay
they will slay
Future Perfect
I will have slain
you will have slain
he/she/it will have slain
we will have slain
you will have slain
they will have slain
Future Continuous
I will be slaying
you will be slaying
he/she/it will be slaying
we will be slaying
you will be slaying
they will be slaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slaying
you have been slaying
he/she/it has been slaying
we have been slaying
you have been slaying
they have been slaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slaying
you will have been slaying
he/she/it will have been slaying
we will have been slaying
you will have been slaying
they will have been slaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slaying
you had been slaying
he/she/it had been slaying
we had been slaying
you had been slaying
they had been slaying
Conditional
I would slay
you would slay
he/she/it would slay
we would slay
you would slay
they would slay
Past Conditional
I would have slain
you would have slain
he/she/it would have slain
we would have slain
you would have slain
they would have slain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slay - kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
burke - murder without leaving a trace on the body
execute - murder in a planned fashion; "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

slay

verb
1. (Archaic or literary) kill, destroy, slaughter, eliminate, massacre, butcher, dispatch, annihilate, exterminate the hill where he slew the dragon
2. murder, kill, assassinate, do in (slang), eliminate, massacre, slaughter, do away with, exterminate, mow down, rub out (U.S. slang) Two Australian tourists were slain.

slay

verb
1. To cause the death of:
Slang: waste, zap.
2. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:
Informal: put away.
Translations
يَذْبَح، يَقْتُل
zabít
surmatatappaa
öl
banadrepa
nogalinātnoslepkavot

slay

[sleɪ] (slew (pt) (slain (pp))) VT
1. (poet) (= kill) → matar
2.hacer morir de risa
this will slay youesto os hará morir de risa
you slay me! (iro) → ¡qué divertido!

slay

[ˈsleɪ] [slew] (pt) [slain] (pp) vttuer

slay

pret <slew>, ptp <slain>
vterschlagen; (with gun etc, esp US: = kill) → ermorden; this will slay you (inf)da lachst du dich tot! (inf); he really slays me (inf)ich könnte mich über ihn totlachen (inf)

slay

[sleɪ] (slew (pt) (slain (pp))) vt (liter) (kill) → uccidere

slay

(slei) past tense slew (sluː) : past participle slain (slein) verb
to kill. Cain slew his brother Abel.
References in classic literature ?
Then Chaka, according to custom, despatched the slayers to eat up his kraal, and they came to the kraal and killed his people.
His wife was long since dead, and his three sons, not yet married, in a foray behind the bounds of Somo had lost their heads in the jungle runways of the higher hills and been devoured by their bushman slayers.
Thus shamefully did Achilles in his fury dishonour Hector; but the blessed gods looked down in pity from heaven, and urged Mercury, slayer of Argus, to steal the body.
The gods would have Mercury slayer of Argus steal the body, but in furtherance of our peace and amity henceforward, I will concede such honour to your son as I will now tell you.
For courage is the best slayer,--courage which ATTACKETH: for in every attack there is sound of triumph.
Courage, however, is the best slayer, courage which attacketh: it slayeth even death itself; for it saith: "WAS THAT life?
To be apprehended as the slayer of Mohammed Beyd would be equivalent to a sentence of immediate death.
This seemingly unnecessary act I shall explain upon the grounds that Mohammed Beyd had conceived a violent passion for you and that he so regretted the act by which he had become your slayer that he could not endure the silent reproach of your lifeless body.
And he charged Hermes the guide, the Slayer of Argus, to put in her a shameless mind and a deceitful nature.
Also the Guide, the Slayer of Argus, contrived within her lies and crafty words and a deceitful nature at the will of loud thundering Zeus, and the Herald of the gods put speech in her.
Again and again this phrase beat monotonously upon his brain--a dull, throbbing pain, yet mechanically his feet followed the trail of her slayer while, subconsciously, his every sense was upon the alert for the ever-present perils of the jungle.
It centered about the slayer of his mate, of course; but it included everything German, animate or inanimate.