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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

The waste material, consisting of limbs, branches, twigs, leaves, or needles, left after forest harvesting. Logging slash left on the ground can protect the soil from raindrop impacts and erosion , and it can decompose to make humus and recycle nutrients. Unusually large amounts of slash, which may present a fire hazard or provide favorable habitat for harmful insects or disease organisms, usually must be reduced by burning or mechanical chopping.

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Slash ★½ 1987

Each of four people caught in a political takeover harbors a secret that could harm one of the others. Extremely violent. 90m/C VHS . Romano Kristoff, Michael Monty, Gwen Hung; D: John Gale.

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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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