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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.]
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

Slather

 a large quantity.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

slather


Past participle: slathered
Gerund: slathering

Imperative
slather
slather
Present
I slather
you slather
he/she/it slathers
we slather
you slather
they slather
Preterite
I slathered
you slathered
he/she/it slathered
we slathered
you slathered
they slathered
Present Continuous
I am slathering
you are slathering
he/she/it is slathering
we are slathering
you are slathering
they are slathering
Present Perfect
I have slathered
you have slathered
he/she/it has slathered
we have slathered
you have slathered
they have slathered
Past Continuous
I was slathering
you were slathering
he/she/it was slathering
we were slathering
you were slathering
they were slathering
Past Perfect
I had slathered
you had slathered
he/she/it had slathered
we had slathered
you had slathered
they had slathered
Future
I will slather
you will slather
he/she/it will slather
we will slather
you will slather
they will slather
Future Perfect
I will have slathered
you will have slathered
he/she/it will have slathered
we will have slathered
you will have slathered
they will have slathered
Future Continuous
I will be slathering
you will be slathering
he/she/it will be slathering
we will be slathering
you will be slathering
they will be slathering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slathering
you have been slathering
he/she/it has been slathering
we have been slathering
you have been slathering
they have been slathering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slathering
you will have been slathering
he/she/it will have been slathering
we will have been slathering
you will have been slathering
they will have been slathering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slathering
you had been slathering
he/she/it had been slathering
we had been slathering
you had been slathering
they had been slathering
Conditional
I would slather
you would slather
he/she/it would slather
we would slather
you would slather
they would slather
Past Conditional
I would have slathered
you would have slathered
he/she/it would have slathered
we would have slathered
you would have slathered
they would have slathered
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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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