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slew 1also slue (slo͞o)
A large amount or number; a lot: a slew of unpaid bills.
[Irish Gaelic sluagh, multitude, from Old Irish slúag.]
A past tense of slay.
Variant of slough1.
slew 4also 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.
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.
The act of slewing.
the past tense of slay
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
the act of slewing
[C18: of unknown origin]
a variant spelling (esp US) of slough12
informal chiefly US and Canadian a great number or amount; a lot
[C20: from Irish Gaelic sluagh; related to Old Irish slōg army]
pt. of slay.
a large number or quantity: a whole slew of people.
[1830–40, Amer.; < Irish sluagh crowd, army, host]
Past participle: slewed
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|Noun||1.||slew - (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"|
good deal, great deal, hatful, lot, muckle, passel, peck, mickle, mint, quite a little, spate, tidy sum, wad, stack, raft, mountain, pile, plenty, mass, batch, heap, deal, flock, pot, mess, sight
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
|Verb||1.||slew - 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
slew2 slue (Am) [sluː] vi (also slew round) → rigirarsi
to (cause to) turn or swing in a certain direction. The car skidded and slewed across the road. draai يَلُف، يَلْتَف обръщам (се) virar otočit se sich drehen svinge; dreje περιστρέφομαιtorcer pöörduma, pöörama چرخاندن liukua déraper לְהִסתוֹבֵב बलपूर्वक मोड़ना, घुमाना okrenuti u suprotnom smjeru, okrenuti se megperdül membelok snúast sbandare 回る (미끄러져) 회전하다 pa(si)sukti pagriezt; sagriezt; pagriezties; sagriezties berpusing zwenkendreie, svingeobracać się د lay ماضي (وواژه، حلال كړ virar a derapa круто поворачивать(ся) otočiť sa obrniti (se) naglo okrenuti svänga runt หมุน dönmek, savrulmak 旋轉 обертатися; повертатися quay, xoay, vặn 旋转