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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 ?
It would be refining too much, perhaps, even considering his monomania, to hint that his vindictiveness towards the White Whale might have possibly extended itself in some degree to all sperm whales, and that the more monsters he slew by so much the more he multiplied the chances that each subsequently encountered whale would prove to be the hated one he hunted.
And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
HOW SIR LAUNCELOT SLEW TWO GIANTS, AND MADE A CASTLE FREE
The book says, 'Then with one back-handed stroke he slew poor Guy of Guis- borne.
I and Umslopogaas slew Dingaan for the sake of Nada, who was my daughter.
Those Tents thou sawst so pleasant, were the Tents Of wickedness, wherein shall dwell his Race Who slew his Brother; studious they appere Of Arts that polish Life, Inventers rare, Unmindful of thir Maker, though his Spirit Taught them, but they his gifts acknowledg'd none.
their sovereign, slew the celebrated Thomas-a-Becket.
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.
Agamemnon led them on, and slew first Bienor, a leader of his people, and afterwards his comrade and charioteer Oileus, who sprang from his chariot and was coming full towards him; but Agamemnon struck him on the forehead with his spear; his bronze visor was of no avail against the weapon, which pierced both bronze and bone, so that his brains were battered in and he was killed in full fight.
It is meet that the same hand that slew my dear master should butcher me also