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vt sep
abschneiden; he sliced off the top of his egger köpfte sein Ei (inf)
money, timewegnehmen; he sliced £1000 off the total coster hat die Gesamtkosten noch um £ 1000 gesenkt; he sliced 4 seconds off the world recorder hat den Weltrekord um 4 Sekunden unterboten
References in classic literature ?
If you can get in you'll be a clever trooper," replied the officer, without turning his head or ceasing to slice off with his sabre the bark of the logs of which the house was built.
Segment two oranges: slice off the top and bottom, then cut off the skin in downward slices so that all the skin, pith and outer membrane of the segments are removed.
Slice off the top and bottom of the grapefruit, then set the grapefruit on one of its flat sides on a cutting board.
Doran then produced r the knife a f nd used it to slice off the top third r of his victim's' ear while he laya on the ground.
All the while, legal eagles on EUR2,500 a day are sharpening their knives to slice off another huge slab from the public cake.
A serrated outer blade cuts down on a block of cheese to slice off a piece, while a second serrated blade built into the first allows the cook to use the knife like a plane to get a section of cheese.