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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 ?
Ere long, it is taken down; when removing some three feet of it, towards the pointed extremity, and then cutting two slits for arm-holes at the other end, he lengthwise slips himself bodily into it.
He was a dull-looking man with flat black hair, a colourless face, and a faint suggestion of the East in the level slits in his eyes and mouth.
Beside the pimalia stood Astok, his dark eyes narrowed to mere slits of hate beneath his lowering brows as he watched the retreating forms of the woman who had aroused the fiercest passions of his nature and the man whom he now believed to be the one who stood between his love and its consummation.
With an angry lash of her tail she bared her yellow fangs, curling her great lips in a hideous snarl that wrinkled her bristling snout in serried ridges and closed her wicked eyes to two narrow slits of rage and hatred.
Only the tail lashed back and forth, and only the eyes gleamed like jewels in the full light of the window they faced, the vertical pupils contracting to scarcely perceptible black slits.
They sat down to a table covered with an oilcloth cut in slits by penknives.
His black harness was ornamented with rubies and gold; his face was covered by a grotesque mask of the precious metal in which two enormous rubies were set for eyes, though below them were narrow slits through which the wearer could see.
The original keep was there with its huge buttressed Saxon towers whose mighty fifteen foot walls were pierced with stairways and vaulted chambers, lighted by embrasures which, mere slits in the outer periphery of the walls, spread to larger dimensions within, some even attaining the area of small triangular chambers.
I lie back in my chair, and by this time she has dropped the letter down the slit. I toy with my liqueur, and she is listening to hear whether the postal authorities have come for her letter.
But Delcarte's search was not without results, for above Snider's heart was a wound, a slit about an inch in length--such a slit as a sharp knife would make, and in the dead fingers of one hand was clutched a strand of long brown hair--Victory's hair was brown.
The detachment of the plaster had left a vertical slit open in the debris, and by raising myself cautiously across a beam I was able to see out of this gap into what had been overnight a quiet suburban roadway.
When he had got a light he saw that she had taken away all her things and the baby's (he had noticed on entering that the go-cart was not in its usual place on the landing, but thought Mildred had taken the baby out;) and all the things on the washing-stand had been broken, a knife had been drawn cross-ways through the seats of the two chairs, the pillow had been slit open, there were large gashes in the sheets and the counterpane, the looking-glass appeared to have been broken with a hammer.