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The slash ( / )—technically known as a virgule but also called a slant, solidus, or stroke (the common name in British English)—serves a number of purposes in writing, essentially standing in for other words as a quick and clear way of showing the connection between two things. A slash is conventionally used without spaces between it and the words it connects (although it is also common to see spaces used, especially if one or both of the things being joined contain multiple words).
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slash

 (slăsh)
v. slashed, slash·ing, slash·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes: slash a path through the underbrush.
b. To make a gash or gashes in.
c. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color: slash a sleeve.
2. Sports To swing a stick at (an opponent) in ice hockey or lacrosse, in violation of the rules.
3. To criticize sharply: The reviewers slashed the composer's work.
4. Sports To hit or propel (a ball, for instance) forcefully in a straight line.
5. To reduce or curtail drastically: slash prices for a clearance sale.
v.intr.
1. To make forceful sweeping strokes with a sharp instrument.
2. To cut one's way with such strokes: We slashed through the dense jungle.
3. To make drastic reductions in something: slashing away at the budget.
n.
1.
a. A forceful sweeping stroke that is made with a sharp instrument.
b. A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
c. A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
2. A diagonal mark ( / ) that is used especially to separate alternatives, as in and/or, to represent the word per, as in miles/hour, to separate component parts of a URL, as in whitehouse.gov/kids/patriotism/, and to indicate the ends of verse lines printed continuously, as in Old King Cole / Was a merry old soul. Also called virgule.
3.
a. Branches and other residue left on a forest floor after the cutting of timber.
b. often slashes Wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes and trees.
4. A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
conj. Informal
As well as; and. Used as a representation of the virgule (as in restaurant/art gallery or actor/director), often styled with hyphens in print: a restaurant slash art gallery; an actor-slash-director.

[Perhaps from obsolete French esclachier, to break, variant of esclater, from Old French, from esclat, splinter; see slat.]

slash

(slæʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to cut or lay about (a person or thing) with sharp sweeping strokes, as with a sword, knife, etc
2. to lash with a whip
3. to make large gashes in: to slash tyres.
4. (Commerce) to reduce (prices, etc) drastically
5. chiefly US to criticize harshly
6. (Knitting & Sewing) to slit (the outer fabric of a garment) so that the lining material is revealed
7. (Botany) to clear (scrub or undergrowth) by cutting
n
8. a sharp, sweeping stroke, as with a sword or whip
9. a cut or rent made by such a stroke
10. (Knitting & Sewing) a decorative slit in a garment revealing the lining material
11. (Forestry)
a. littered wood chips and broken branches that remain after trees have been cut down
b. an area so littered
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: diagonal, forward slash, separatrix, shilling mark, solidus, stroke or virgule a short oblique stroke used in text to separate items of information, such as days, months, and years in dates (18/7/80), alternative words (and/or), numerator from denominator in fractions (55/103), etc
13. slang Brit the act of urinating (esp in the phrase have a slash)
14. (Journalism & Publishing) a genre of erotic fiction written by women, to appeal to women
[C14 slaschen, perhaps from Old French esclachier to break]

slash1

(slæʃ)

v.t.
1. to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword.
2. to lash; whip.
3. to cut, reduce, or alter: to slash salaries.
4. to make slits in (a garment) to show an underlying fabric.
5. to criticize or censure savagely.
v.i.
6. to lay about one with sharp, sweeping strokes; make one's way by cutting.
7. to make a sweeping, cutting stroke.
n.
8. a sweeping stroke, as with a knife, sword, or pen.
9. a cut, wound, or mark made with such a stroke.
10. a curtailment, reduction, or alteration: a slash in prices.
11. a decorative slit in a garment showing an underlying fabric.
12. virgule.
13. (in forest land)
a. an open area strewn with debris of trees from felling or from wind or fire.
b. the debris itself.
[1350–1400; of uncertain orig.]

slash2

(slæʃ)

n.
Often, slashes. a tract of wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes or trees.
[1645–55, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

slash

- The slash is also called a virgule, diagonal, separatrix, slant, and solidus.
See also related terms for slant.

Slash

 a large quantity of liquid, as of soup or broth, 1614.

slash


Past participle: slashed
Gerund: slashing

Imperative
slash
slash
Present
I slash
you slash
he/she/it slashes
we slash
you slash
they slash
Preterite
I slashed
you slashed
he/she/it slashed
we slashed
you slashed
they slashed
Present Continuous
I am slashing
you are slashing
he/she/it is slashing
we are slashing
you are slashing
they are slashing
Present Perfect
I have slashed
you have slashed
he/she/it has slashed
we have slashed
you have slashed
they have slashed
Past Continuous
I was slashing
you were slashing
he/she/it was slashing
we were slashing
you were slashing
they were slashing
Past Perfect
I had slashed
you had slashed
he/she/it had slashed
we had slashed
you had slashed
they had slashed
Future
I will slash
you will slash
he/she/it will slash
we will slash
you will slash
they will slash
Future Perfect
I will have slashed
you will have slashed
he/she/it will have slashed
we will have slashed
you will have slashed
they will have slashed
Future Continuous
I will be slashing
you will be slashing
he/she/it will be slashing
we will be slashing
you will be slashing
they will be slashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slashing
you have been slashing
he/she/it has been slashing
we have been slashing
you have been slashing
they have been slashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slashing
you will have been slashing
he/she/it will have been slashing
we will have been slashing
you will have been slashing
they will have been slashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slashing
you had been slashing
he/she/it had been slashing
we had been slashing
you had been slashing
they had been slashing
Conditional
I would slash
you would slash
he/she/it would slash
we would slash
you would slash
they would slash
Past Conditional
I would have slashed
you would have slashed
he/she/it would have slashed
we would have slashed
you would have slashed
they would have slashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slash - a wound made by cuttingslash - a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
wound, lesion - an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
2.slash - an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - 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"
3.slash - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of informationslash - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
4.slash - a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
cutting, cut - the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
Verb1.slash - cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.slash - beat severely with a whip or rodslash - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
beat up, work over, beat - 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"
flagellate, scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
leather - whip with a leather strap
horsewhip - whip with a whip intended for horses
switch - flog with or as if with a flexible rod
cowhide - flog with a cowhide
cat - beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
birch - whip with a birch twig
3.slash - cut open; "she slashed her wrists"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
4.slash - cut drastically; "Prices were slashed"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
5.slash - move or stir about violently; "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
whip - thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"

slash

verb
1. cut, slit, gash, lacerate, score, rend, rip, hack He nearly bled to death after slashing his wrists.
2. reduce, cut, decrease, drop, lower, moderate, diminish, cut down, lessen, curtail Everyone agrees that subsidies have to be slashed.
3. cut, lose, shed, get rid of They decided to slash jobs, close down plants and downsize.
noun
1. cut, slit, gash, rent, rip, incision, laceration deep slashes in the meat

slash

verb
1. To penetrate with a sharp edge:
2. To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
3. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
noun
1. The result of cutting:
2. An incision, a notch, or a slight cut made with or as if with a knife:
Translations
جُرْح طَويلجُرْح طَويل في الجِلْدضَربَةٌ قَوِيَّهيُخَفِّض الأسْعاريُهاجِم أو يَضْرُب بِشِدَّه
разсичам
dlouhá řezná ránalomítkomlátitpořezatřez
hugsnitsnitte
sivallussivaltaaviiltääviivavinoviiva
árleszállítás: nagy árleszállításodacsap
högghöggvalækka stórlegaristaskurîur
suraižyti
cirstcirtiensiecirstiešķeltievērojami pazemināt/samazināt
schuine streep
porezaťsek
poševnicarazrezati
hugga
çok azaltmakkesikşiddetle vurmakşiddetli darbevurmak

slash

[slæʃ]
A. N
1. (gen) → tajo m; (with knife) → cuchillada f; (with machete) → machetazo m; (with razor) → navajazo m
2. (Typ) → barra f oblicua
3. (esp Brit) to go for a slash; have a slashcambiar el agua al canario
B. VT
1. (= cut) (with knife etc) → acuchillar; (with razor) → hacer un tajo a; [+ tyre] → rajar
to slash one's wristscortarse las venas (de la muñeca)
2. (= cut down) [+ trees] → talar
slash and burn agricultureagricultura f de rozas y quema
3. (= reduce) [+ price] → reducir, rebajar; [+ estimate etc] → reducir radicalmente; [+ text] → cortar
"prices slashed"grandes rebajas
4. (= condemn) → atacar, criticar severamente
C. VI to slash at sbtirar tajos a algn, tratar de acuchillar a algn

slash

[ˈslæʃ]
n
(= cut) → entaille f
(TYPOGRAPHY) (also slash mark) → barre f oblique, slash m
vt
(with knife, sharp object) [+ tyres, face, meat] → entailler, taillader
to slash one's wrists → se taillader les veines
[+ prices] → casser; [+ taxes, costs] → réduire drastiquement
slashed prices → prix sacrifiés
"prices slashed" → "prix sacrifiés"slash and burn slash-and-burn n (= method of farming) → culture f sur brûlis

slash

n
(= action)Streich m; (= wound)Schnitt m
(Sew) → Schlitz m; a black velvet dress with slashes of red silkein schwarzes Samtkleid mit roten Seidenschlitzen
(Typ, Comput) → Schrägstrich m
(Brit inf) to go for a slashschiffen gehen (sl); to have or take a slashschiffen (sl)
vt
(= cut)zerfetzen; face, tyres, throataufschlitzen; undergrowthabhauen, wegschlagen; (with sword) → hauen auf (+acc), → schlagen; to slash somebody with a knifejdn durch Messerstiche verletzen; to slash something to ribbonsetw zerfetzen; he slashed the air with his sworder ließ das Schwert durch die Luft sausen ? wrist
(inf: = reduce drastically) priceradikal herabsetzen; workforcedrastisch reduzieren; estimate, budgetzusammenstreichen (inf); they’ve really slashed their pricessie haben ihre Preise drastisch reduziert; to slash the oddsdie Chance(n) erheblich reduzieren
(Sew) → mit Schlitzen versehen; slashed sleevesSchlitzärmel pl; slashed doubletSchlitzwams nt
vi to slash at somebody/somethingnach jdm/etw schlagen

slash

[slæʃ]
1. n
a. (slit) → taglio; (in dress, skirt) → spacco; (stroke, of sword, whip) → colpo
b. (Typ) (also slash mark) → barra
2. vt (with knife, gen) → tagliare, squarciare; (face, painting) → sfregiare; (with whip, stick) → sferzare (fig) (prices) → ridurre fortemente
to slash one's wrists → tagliarsi le vene

slash

(slӕʃ) verb
1. to make long cuts in (cloth etc). He slashed his victim's face with a razor.
2. (with at) to strike out violently at (something). He slashed at the bush angrily with a stick.
3. to reduce greatly. A notice in the shop window read `Prices slashed!'
noun
1. a long cut or slit.
2. a sweeping blow.

slash

vt cortar; to slash one's wrists.. cortarse las venas
References in classic literature ?
Yes; and many is the time, when, after the severest uninterrupted labors, which know no night; continuing straight through for ninety-six hours; when from the boat, where they have swelled their wrists with all day rowing on the Line, --they only step to the deck to carry vast chains, and heave the heavy windlass, and cut and slash, yea, and in their very sweatings to be smoked and burned anew by the combined fires of the equatorial sun and the equatorial try-works; when, on the heel of all this, they have finally bestirred themselves to cleanse the ship, and make a spotless dairy room of it; many is the time the poor fellows, just buttoning the necks of their clean frocks, are startled by the cry of There she blows
And then another slash of the whip, when all the time we are doing our very best to get along, uncomplaining and obedient, though often sorely harassed and down-hearted.
I have known him to cut and slash the women's heads so horribly, that even master would be enraged at his cruelty, and would threaten to whip him if he did not mind himself.
Right in front, the doctor was pursuing his assailant down the hill, and just as my eyes fell upon him, beat down his guard and sent him sprawling on his back with a great slash across the face.
I measured the tail of the dead rat, and found it to be two yards long, wanting an inch; but it went against my stomach to drag the carcass off the bed, where it lay still bleeding; I observed it had yet some life, but with a strong slash across the neck, I thoroughly despatched it.
For a minute it seemed as though he were going to draw his sword and slash his way out through the English men and women in the carriages at the back.
He gave them a little whip, saying, 'Whip and slash with this, and as much money as you want will jump up before you.
Then as the water from the broken vase Gushes, or on the mailed horseman falls The anvil din of steel, as on the silk The slash of rending, so upon the strings Her plectrum fell.
The coachman turning around, gave Friquet a slash with his whip which made him scream with pain.
She watched the smokeless chimneys of Friars Pardon slash its roofs with shadow, and the smoke of Iggulden's last lighted fire gradually thin and cease.
There's the coat over there on the bank, with the great slash in it.
Montano also had his cutlass unsheathed, and Muscari, without further speech, sent a slash at his head which he was compelled to catch and parry.