sluff

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sluff

(slʌf)
n, vb
(Bridge) bridge a variant spelling of slough2

slough1

(slaʊ for 1,2,4; slu for 3 )

n.
1. an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region.
2. a hole full of mire, as in a road.
3. Also, slew, slue. a marshy pool, inlet, backwater, or the like.
4. a condition of degradation or despair.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English slōh, c. Middle Low German slōch, Middle High German sluoche ditch]

slough2

(slʌf)

n.
1. the outer layer of the skin of a snake, which is cast off periodically.
2. a mass or layer of dead tissue separated from the surrounding or underlying tissue.
3. anything that is shed or cast off.
4. a discarded card.
v.i.
5. to be shed or cast off, as the slough of a snake.
6. to cast off a slough.
7. to separate from the sound flesh, as a slough.
8. to discard a card or cards.
v.t.
9. to dispose or get rid of; cast (often fol. by off): to slough off a bad habit.
10. to shed as or like a slough.
11. to discard (a card).
12. slough over, to treat as inconsequential.
[1250–1300; Middle English slughe, slouh skin of a snake, akin to Middle Low German slū, slō husk, shell, Middle High German slūch]
slough′i•ness, n.
slough′y, adj.

sluff


Past participle: sluffed
Gerund: sluffing

Imperative
sluff
sluff
Present
I sluff
you sluff
he/she/it sluffs
we sluff
you sluff
they sluff
Preterite
I sluffed
you sluffed
he/she/it sluffed
we sluffed
you sluffed
they sluffed
Present Continuous
I am sluffing
you are sluffing
he/she/it is sluffing
we are sluffing
you are sluffing
they are sluffing
Present Perfect
I have sluffed
you have sluffed
he/she/it has sluffed
we have sluffed
you have sluffed
they have sluffed
Past Continuous
I was sluffing
you were sluffing
he/she/it was sluffing
we were sluffing
you were sluffing
they were sluffing
Past Perfect
I had sluffed
you had sluffed
he/she/it had sluffed
we had sluffed
you had sluffed
they had sluffed
Future
I will sluff
you will sluff
he/she/it will sluff
we will sluff
you will sluff
they will sluff
Future Perfect
I will have sluffed
you will have sluffed
he/she/it will have sluffed
we will have sluffed
you will have sluffed
they will have sluffed
Future Continuous
I will be sluffing
you will be sluffing
he/she/it will be sluffing
we will be sluffing
you will be sluffing
they will be sluffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sluffing
you have been sluffing
he/she/it has been sluffing
we have been sluffing
you have been sluffing
they have been sluffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sluffing
you will have been sluffing
he/she/it will have been sluffing
we will have been sluffing
you will have been sluffing
they will have been sluffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sluffing
you had been sluffing
he/she/it had been sluffing
we had been sluffing
you had been sluffing
they had been sluffing
Conditional
I would sluff
you would sluff
he/she/it would sluff
we would sluff
you would sluff
they would sluff
Past Conditional
I would have sluffed
you would have sluffed
he/she/it would have sluffed
we would have sluffed
you would have sluffed
they would have sluffed