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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.
(postpositive) slang Brit intoxicated; drunk
[C19: from slew2]