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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
slash

Plural
slashes

  1. A slash is a very quick cut of an object, usually with a sharp blade.
  2. The symbol "/", also known as a forward slash in computing.

VerbEdit

Plain form
slash

Third-person singular
slashes

Past tense
slashed

Past participle
slashed

Present participle
slashing

  1. When you slash an object, you cut it violently with a sharp blade, such as a knife or a sword.
    The samurai slashed the watermelon into two in the blink of an eye.
  2. (transitive) To reduce something by a huge amount.
    That shop had to slash its prices for their closing down sales.

ConjunctionEdit

Conjunction
slash

  1. (informal) You use slash to mean as well as or and, used to separate two items in a list.
    She's the cook-slash-waitress.