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slew 1

also slue  (slo͞o)
n. Informal
A large amount or number; a lot: a slew of unpaid bills.

[Irish Gaelic sluagh, multitude, from Old Irish slúag.]

slew 2

 (slo͞o)
v.
A past tense of slay.

slew 3

 (slo͞o)
n.
Variant of slough1.

slew 4

also slue  (slo͞o)
v.tr. slewed, slew·ing, slews also slued or slu·ing or slues
1. To turn (something) on an axis; rotate: slewed the swivel chair around; slewing the boom of a crane.
2. To turn sharply; veer: braked and slewed the car around.
v.intr.
1. To turn about an axis: "The violet eyes slewed from door to window as if desperate for escape" (P.D. James).
2. To turn or slide sideways or off course; skid.
n.
The act of slewing.

[Origin unknown.]

slew

(sluː)
vb
the past tense of slay

slew

(sluː) or

slue

vb
1. to twist or be twisted sideways, esp awkwardly: he slewed around in his chair.
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical to cause (a mast) to rotate in its step or (of a mast) to rotate in its step
n
the act of slewing
[C18: of unknown origin]

slew

(sluː)
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of slough12

slew

(sluː) or

slue

n
informal chiefly US and Canadian a great number or amount; a lot
[C20: from Irish Gaelic sluagh; related to Old Irish slōg army]

slew1

(slu)

v.
pt. of slay.

slew2

(slu)

n. Informal.
a large number or quantity: a whole slew of people.
[1830–40, Amer.; < Irish sluagh crowd, army, host]

slew3

(slu)

v.t., v.i.
n.

slew4

(slu)

n.

slew


Past participle: slewed
Gerund: slewing

Imperative
slew
slew
Present
I slew
you slew
he/she/it slews
we slew
you slew
they slew
Preterite
I slewed
you slewed
he/she/it slewed
we slewed
you slewed
they slewed
Present Continuous
I am slewing
you are slewing
he/she/it is slewing
we are slewing
you are slewing
they are slewing
Present Perfect
I have slewed
you have slewed
he/she/it has slewed
we have slewed
you have slewed
they have slewed
Past Continuous
I was slewing
you were slewing
he/she/it was slewing
we were slewing
you were slewing
they were slewing
Past Perfect
I had slewed
you had slewed
he/she/it had slewed
we had slewed
you had slewed
they had slewed
Future
I will slew
you will slew
he/she/it will slew
we will slew
you will slew
they will slew
Future Perfect
I will have slewed
you will have slewed
he/she/it will have slewed
we will have slewed
you will have slewed
they will have slewed
Future Continuous
I will be slewing
you will be slewing
he/she/it will be slewing
we will be slewing
you will be slewing
they will be slewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slewing
you have been slewing
he/she/it has been slewing
we have been slewing
you have been slewing
they have been slewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slewing
you will have been slewing
he/she/it will have been slewing
we will have been slewing
you will have been slewing
they will have been slewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slewing
you had been slewing
he/she/it had been slewing
we had been slewing
you had been slewing
they had been slewing
Conditional
I would slew
you would slew
he/she/it would slew
we would slew
you would slew
they would slew
Past Conditional
I would have slewed
you would have slewed
he/she/it would have slewed
we would have slewed
you would have slewed
they would have slewed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slew - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentslew - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Verb1.slew - turn sharplyslew - turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
peel off - leave a formation
yaw - swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
2.slew - move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
submarine - move forward or under in a sliding motion; "The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"
skid - slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
side-slip - slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly

slew

also slue
noun
Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), wad, zillion.
Translations
يَلُف، يَلْتَف
otočit se
drejesvinge
snúast
sagrieztsagriezties
dön meksavrulmak

slew

1 [sluː] (also to slew round)
A. VTtorcer
to slew sth to the lefttorcer algo a la izquierda
to be slewedtener una buena curda or melopea
B. VItorcerse

slew

3 [sluː] N (esp US) (= range) → montón m

slew

[ˈsluː]
vi (also slew round) → déraper
The bus slewed across the road → Le bus a dérapé et s'est retrouvé de l'autre côté de la route.
pt of slay

slew

1, (US) slue (also slew round)
vt crane, lorry(herum)schwenken; headdrehen; to slew something to the leftetw nach links schwenken
vi(herum)schwenken; to slew to the left/rightnach links/rechts schwenken

slew

2, (US) slue
n (inf)Haufen m (inf)

slew

2 slue (Am) [sluː] vi (also slew round) → rigirarsi

slew1

(sluː) verb
to (cause to) turn or swing in a certain direction. The car skidded and slewed across the road.
References in classic literature ?
Wherefore he fled from what he deemed his father's house and in his flight he encountered and unwillingly slew his father Laius.
And there again the monster returned and slew yet more thanes, so that in horror all forsook the hall, and for twelve long years none abode in it after the setting of the sun.
The doomed slew the doomers, while from the circle of the Ingomboco a great roar of laughter went up, for men rejoiced because the burden of the witch- doctors had fallen from them.
Your spear slew noble Polydorus as he was fighting in the front ranks, and now evil will here befall me, for I fear that I shall not escape you since heaven has delivered me over to you.
Therein he slew Thersilochus, Mydon, Astypylus, Mnesus, Thrasius, Oeneus, and Ophelestes, and he would have slain yet others, had not the river in anger taken human form, and spoken to him from out the deep waters saying, "Achilles, if you excel all in strength, so do you also in wickedness, for the gods are ever with you to protect you: if, then, the son of Saturn has vouchsafed it to you to destroy all the Trojans, at any rate drive them out of my stream, and do your grim work on land.
Adams brought on striker Slew at half-time for midfielder Michael O'Connor and his side began to see more of the ball.
An amplifier's slew rate is the maximum rate of change for its output voltage, and is typically specified as V/jis.
Slew maintained his impressive scoring record for his hometown club with the opening goal soon after half-time and Cresswell grabbed his second of the season midway through the second period.
Press and hold the palm grips as the Avenger slews to the test target in azimuth and elevation.