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slash1 / slash/ • v. [tr.] cut (something) with a violent sweeping movement, typically using a knife or sword: a tire was slashed on my car they cut and slashed their way to the river | [intr.] the man slashed at him with a sword. ∎  inf. reduce (a price, quantity, etc.) greatly: the workforce has been slashed by 2,000. ∎ archaic lash, whip, or thrash severely. ∎ archaic crack (a whip). ∎ archaic criticize (someone or something) severely. • n. 1. a cut made with a wide, sweeping stroke: the man took a mighty slash at his head with a large sword. ∎  a wound or gash made by such an action: he staggered over with a crimson slash across his temple. ∎ fig. a bright patch or flash of color or light: yellow and gold foliage, with the odd slash of red. 2. an oblique stroke (/) in print or writing, used between alternatives (e.g., and/or), in fractions (e.g., 3/4), in ratios (e.g., miles/day), or between separate elements of a text. ∎  [as adj.] denoting or belonging to a genre of fiction, chiefly published in fanzines, in which any of various male pairings from the popular media is portrayed as having a homosexual relationship. 3. debris resulting from the felling or destruction of trees. slash2 • n. a tract of swampy ground, esp. in a coastal region.

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slash a genre of science fiction, chiefly published in fanzines, in which any of various male pairings from popular films or books is portrayed as having a homosexual relationship. The term, which refers to an oblique printed stroke / used between the adjoining names or initials of the characters concerned, seems to have originated among fans of the 1960s science-fiction series Star Trek, in stories centring on the relationship between Captain Kirk and Mr Spock (K/S is an alternative name for the genre).

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slash cut with a sweeping blow XIV (rare before XVI); cut slits in (a garment); assail severely XVII. perh. aphetic — OF. *esclaschier, var. of esclachier break.

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Slash

a large quantity of liquid, as of soup or broth, 1614.

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slashabash, ash, Ashe, bash, brash, cache, calash, cash, clash, crash, dash, encash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, mash, Nash, panache, pash, plash, rash, sash, slash, smash, soutache, splash, stash, thrash, trash •earbash • kurbash • calabash •slapdash • pebbledash • balderdash •spatterdash • backlash • backslash •whiplash • eyelash • goulash •newsflash • thunderflash • mishmash •gatecrash • Midrash • potash •succotash

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