Slash

Definition of Slash

v. t.1.To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.
[imp. & p. p. Slashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slashing.]
2.To lash; to ply the whip to.
3.To crack or snap, as a whip.
v. i.1.To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly.
Hewing and slashing at their idle shades.
- Spenser.
n.1.A long cut; a cut made at random.
2.A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings.
3.Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes.
4.A opening or gap in a forest made by wind, fire, or other destructive agency.
We passed over the shoulder of a ridge and around the edge of a fire slash, and then we had the mountain fairly before us.
- Henry Van Dyke.

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