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Definition of "slashing" []

  • Bitingly critical or satiric: slashing wit. (adjective)
  • Dashing; pelting: a slashing hailstorm. (adjective)
  • Brilliant; intense: slashing colors. (adjective)
  • The act of swinging a stick at an opponent in ice hockey or lacrosse, in violation of the rules. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slashing" in a sentence
  • "Amber, does a really good job of getting the defense to shift in transition, what we call slashing the floor, slicing the floor, and I think Robinson does a great job of that."
  • "In this case, it would seem that every city would have an immediate interest in slashing transit services."
  • "More private reflections, as his memoir takes shape in slashing longhand on legal pads, have opened a second front against Cheney's White House partner of eight years, George W. Bush."