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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 ?
Can he slay a buck for their dinner; journey by the moss on the beeches, or cut the throat of a Huron?
I have here two pledges that I shall yet slay Moby Dick and survive it.
And then Sir Marhaus alight down, and bad the duke yield him or else he would slay him.
Then for the first time I spoke, for the soldiers drew near to slay us.
uf, whose utter abomination is a Jew; and the good Knight Templar, Brian de Bois-Guilbert, whose trade is to slay Saracens If these are not good marks of Christianity, I know no other which they bear about them.
In that case," said Don Quixote, "the Lord has relieved me of the task of avenging his death had any other slain him; but, he who slew him having slain him, there is nothing for it but to be silent, and shrug one's shoulders; I should do the same were he to slay myself; and I would have your reverence know that I am a knight of La Mancha, Don Quixote by name, and it is my business and calling to roam the world righting wrongs and redressing injuries.
Go," said he, "fleet Iris, and speak thus to Hector--say that so long as he sees Agamemnon heading his men and making havoc of the Trojan ranks, he is to keep aloof and bid the others bear the brunt of the battle, but when Agamemnon is wounded either by spear or arrow, and takes to his chariot, then will I vouchsafe him strength to slay till he reach the ships and night falls at the going down of the sun.
I cannot die unless I be killed by chance, for none dare slay me.
Now, Heaven send that he hath slain the master thief, as we will presently slay the man
Then it fell that a fearful Fire-Dragon wasted all the land, and Beowulf, mindful of his deeds of old, set forth to slay him.
To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother.
Ye do not mean to slay, ye judges and sacrificers, until the animal hath bowed its head?