slice


slice
I UK [slaɪs] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "slice":
singular slice plural slices
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1) a flat piece of food that has been cut from something larger

Cut the bread into thick slices.

lemon slices

slice of:

a slice of bread/cake/ham/cheese

2) informal a part or share of something
slice of:

We're working hard to get a bigger slice of the tourist trade.

3)
a) in sport, a way of hitting the ball on its edge so that it curves or spins
b) a mistake in hitting a ball that makes it curve to the side instead of going straight
4) a flat tool used for cutting and lifting food

II UK [slaɪs] / US verb
Word forms "slice":
present tense I/you/we/they slice he/she/it slices present participle slicing past tense sliced past participle sliced
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1)
a) [transitive] to cut something into flat pieces

I'll slice some bread.

thinly sliced tomato

b) [intransitive] to be cut into flat pieces

Chill the beef so it slices more easily.

2)
a) [intransitive] to cut something easily
slice through/into:

The saw quickly sliced through the board.

b) to move through something easily and quickly
slice through:

The boat sliced through the water.

3)
a) [transitive] to hit a ball on its edge so that it curves or spins
b) to make a mistake when hitting a ball and make it curve to the side instead of going straight
4) [transitive] to reduce an amount of time, money etc
slice something off/from something:

They've had £1 million sliced from their budget.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
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