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slath·er

 (slăth′ər)
tr.v. slath·ered, slath·er·ing, slath·ers Informal
a. To spread or smear in large amounts: slathered sunscreen on his arms.
b. To cover with something spread or smeared in large amounts: slathered the bagels with cream cheese.
n. often slathers Informal
A great amount: slathers of money.

[Origin unknown.]

slather

(ˈslæðə)
n
1. (usually plural) informal a large quantity
2. open slather slang Austral and NZ a situation in which there are no restrictions; free-for-all
vb (tr)
3. to squander or waste
4. to spread thickly or lavishly
[C19: of unknown origin]

slath•er

(ˈslæð ər)

v.t.
1. to spread or apply thickly: to slather butter on toast.
2. to spread something thickly on (usu. fol. by with): to slather toast with butter.
3. to spend or use lavishly.
n.
4. Often, slathers. a generous amount.
[1810–20, orig. uncertain]

Slather

 a large quantity.

slather


Past participle: slathered
Gerund: slathering

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am slathering
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Present Perfect
I have slathered
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Past Continuous
I was slathering
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be slathering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slathering
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would slather
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slather - spread thickly; "I can't eat bagels without slathering them with cream cheese"
spread - cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
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And they get slathers of money -- most a dollar a day, Ben Rogers says.
There's whole slathers of creeks and draws draining in up there, and somewhere gold just crying to be found.
Yes, you could just slather the creamy new Chevoo goat cheese from Sonoma on a baguette.
Not if you shove a stick up their bums, slather them in BBQ sauce and ensure they're cooked.
As that strange yellow orb in the sky continues to grill the earth below make sure you slather your child in so much sun cream they look uncannily like Casper The Friendly Ghost.
08 AN extremely intensive mosituriser and if you slather it on at night and wear pop socks over the top your feet will really reap the benefits in the morning.
You probably already know that it's important to slather on sunscreen before you go outside.
Dale Slather, another C&W leasing broker, said that if landlords were anticipating a near-term bump in rental rates, more would be warehousing their space, waiting for the better deals to come.
Any kind of backer board will do; just slather one side with thin-set or mastic and stick it in place.
It's open slather - if you've got red hair and freckles and you look like he does, it's just open slather for mine," Hughes said, with the slightest hint of a grin.
49 available at Boots When you haven't got time to slather on sunscreen every day, a moisturiser with SPF can be ideal, but this one is disappointing.
Wire brush them off then slather on a thick coat of boiled linseed oil.