Slash Slash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slashing}.] [OE. slaschen, of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esclachier to break, esclechier, esclichier, to break, and E. slate, slice, slit, v. t.] 1. To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits. [1913 Webster]

2. To lash; to ply the whip to. [R.] --King. [1913 Webster]

3. To crack or snap, as a whip. [R.] --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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