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slit

 (slĭt)
n.
A long, straight, narrow cut or opening.
tr.v. slit, slit·ting, slits
1. To make a slit or slits in.
2. To cut lengthwise into strips; split.

[Middle English slitte, from slitten, to split, from Old English slītan, to cut up.]

slit′ter n.
slit′ty adj.

slit

(slɪt)
vb (tr) , slits, slitting or slit
1. to make a straight long incision in; split open
2. to cut into strips lengthwise
3. to sever
n
4. a long narrow cut
5. a long narrow opening
[Old English slītan to slice; related to Old Norse slita, Old High German slīzen]
ˈslitter n

slit

(slɪt)

v. slit, slit•ting,
n. v.t.
1. to make a long cut or opening in.
2. to cut or rend into strips; split.
n.
3. a straight, narrow cut or opening.
[1175–1225; Middle English slitte (n.), slitten (v.); akin to Old English slītan to split, c. Old Frisian, Old Norse slīta, Old High German slīzan; compare slice]
slit′like`, adj.

slit


Past participle: slit
Gerund: slitting

Imperative
slit
slit
Present
I slit
you slit
he/she/it slits
we slit
you slit
they slit
Preterite
I slit
you slit
he/she/it slit
we slit
you slit
they slit
Present Continuous
I am slitting
you are slitting
he/she/it is slitting
we are slitting
you are slitting
they are slitting
Present Perfect
I have slit
you have slit
he/she/it has slit
we have slit
you have slit
they have slit
Past Continuous
I was slitting
you were slitting
he/she/it was slitting
we were slitting
you were slitting
they were slitting
Past Perfect
I had slit
you had slit
he/she/it had slit
we had slit
you had slit
they had slit
Future
I will slit
you will slit
he/she/it will slit
we will slit
you will slit
they will slit
Future Perfect
I will have slit
you will have slit
he/she/it will have slit
we will have slit
you will have slit
they will have slit
Future Continuous
I will be slitting
you will be slitting
he/she/it will be slitting
we will be slitting
you will be slitting
they will be slitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slitting
you have been slitting
he/she/it has been slitting
we have been slitting
you have been slitting
they have been slitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slitting
you will have been slitting
he/she/it will have been slitting
we will have been slitting
you will have been slitting
they will have been slitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slitting
you had been slitting
he/she/it had been slitting
we had been slitting
you had been slitting
they had been slitting
Conditional
I would slit
you would slit
he/she/it would slit
we would slit
you would slit
they would slit
Past Conditional
I would have slit
you would have slit
he/she/it would have slit
we would have slit
you would have slit
they would have slit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slit - a long narrow openingslit - a long narrow opening    
jag - a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
slot - a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail); "he put a quarter in the slot"
vent - a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)
2.slit - obscene terms for female genitalsslit - obscene terms for female genitals  
female genital organ, female genitalia, female genitals, fanny - external female sex organs; "in England `fanny' is vulgar slang for female genitals"
3.slit - a depression scratched or carved into a surfaceslit - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
scotch, score - a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
4.slit - a narrow fissure
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
Verb1.slit - make a clean cut through; "slit her throat"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.slit - cut a slit into; "slit the throat of the victim"
incise - make an incision into by carving or cutting

slit

verb
1. cut (open), rip, slash, knife, pierce, lance, gash, split open They say somebody slit her throat.
noun
1. cut, gash, incision, tear, rent, fissure Make a slit in the stem.
2. opening, split, crack, aperture, chink, space She watched them through a slit in the curtain.

slit

noun
The result of cutting:
verb
1. To penetrate with a sharp edge:
2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument:
Translations
شِقٌّ طويليَشُقُّ شقّا طويلا
řezrozříznoutštěrbina
flængerevnesprætte op
kahtiaviiltääviiltoviiva
hasíték
iris
rifarífa/spretta upp
prarėžti
atgrieztgriezumsiešķeltpārgrieztšķēlums
rozstrihnúť
razparatirazporek
uzun kesikuzunlamasına kesmekyarıkyarmak

slit

[slɪt] (slit (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (= opening) → abertura f, hendidura f; (= cut) → corte m
to make a slit in sthhacer un corte en algo
2. (in dress etc) → raja f
3. (= vagina) → coño m
B. VTcortar, abrir
to slit a sack openabrir un saco con un cuchillo
to slit sb's throatcortarle el pescuezo a algn

slit

[ˈslɪt]
n
(in fabric, paper) (= cut) → incision f (= tear) → déchirure f; [skirt] → fente f
a skirt with a slit up the back → une jupe fendue derrière
(= gap, opening) (in curtain, blind)fente f
vt [slit] (pt, pp)
(= cut) [+ envelope] → ouvrir; [+ fabric] → faire une fente dans; [+ fish, meat] → faire une incision dans
to slit sb's throat → trancher la gorge à qn

slit

vb: pret, ptp <slit>
nSchlitz m; (in castle wall also) → Schießscharte f
vt(auf)schlitzen; to slit a sack openeinen Sack aufschlitzen; to slit somebody’s throatjdm die Kehle aufschlitzen

slit

:
slit pocket
nDurchgrifftasche f
slit trench
nSplittergraben m

slit

[slɪt] (slit (vb: pt, pp))
1. n (opening) → fessura; (cut) → taglio; (tear) → strappo; (in skirt) → spacco
2. vttagliare
to slit open (letter) → aprire (sack) → aprire con un taglio
to slit sb's throat → tagliare la gola a qn

slit

(slit) present participle ˈslitting: past tense, past participle slit verb
to make a long cut in. She slit the envelope open with a knife.
noun
a long cut; a narrow opening. a slit in the material.

slit

n. incisión, hendidura, rajadura;
v.
to make a ___hacer una incisión, hacer una hendidura; rajar, cortar en tiras.
References in classic literature ?
There was a hole or slit in the middle of this mat, as you see the same in South American ponchos.
Captain Mayhew, stand by now to receive it; and taking the fatal missive from Starbuck's hands, he caught it in the slit of the pole, and reached it over towards the boat.
Neither squeals of hogs nor tears of visitors made any difference to them; one by one they hooked up the hogs, and one by one with a swift stroke they slit their throats.
You slit her nostrils -- you notch her ears like a sow
When I came down again, I found Joe and Orlick sweeping up, without any other traces of discomposure than a slit in one of Orlick's nostrils, which was neither expressive nor ornamental.
I will take my oath of that," said Sancho; "they would have given him a slash that would have slit him down from top to toe like a pomegranate or a ripe melon; they were likely fellows to put up with jokes of that sort
The half-caste had just dragged Meriem into the rear chamber as Korak's sharp knife slit a six foot opening in the tent wall, and Korak, tall and mighty, sprang through upon the astonished visions of the inmates.
It had been fighting, and manifestly had had a savage opponent, for its throat was torn away, and its belly was slit open as if with a savage claw.
In spite of all that has happened since, I still remember that vigil very distinctly: the black and silent observatory, the shadowed lantern throwing a feeble glow upon the floor in the corner, the steady ticking of the clockwork of the tele- scope, the little slit in the roof--an oblong profundity with the stardust streaked across it.
They both approached the window, and through a slit in the shutter they saw Bonacieux talking with a man in a cloak.
It was furiously slit and slashed by the knifelike fire from the rifles.
I shall send for my clothes when I get to Longbourn; but I wish you would tell Sally to mend a great slit in my worked muslin gown before they are packed up.