Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • v. Present participle of slash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That cuts and slashes at random; recklessly or unmercifully severe; that cuts right and left indiscriminately: as, a slashing criticism or article.
  • Dashing; recklessly rapid: as, a slashing gait.
  • Very big; great; slapping.
  • n. A slash or pane in a garment.
  • n. In milit. engin., the felling of trees so that their tops shall fall toward the enemy, and thus prevent or retard his approach; also (in singular or plural), the trees thus felled: same as abatis, 1.
  • n. plural Trees or branches cut down by woodmen. Also slashes.
  • n. The sizing, drying, and beaming of cotton warp for weaving on a machine called a slasher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. as if striking with slashing blows

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Examples

  • 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.

    Kentucky Wildcats News -- www.ukathletics.com

  • In this case, it would seem that every city would have an immediate interest in slashing transit services.

    Matthew Yglesias » Transit Cuts Map

  • 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.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: August 13, 2009

  • If Messrs. Cameron and Osborne stick to their plan, and if Britain's economy continues to recover, they may succeed in slashing the budget deficit to 1.1% of GDP by 2016.

    The Cuts: A Crisis Wasted

  • Reach for Occam's razor and begin slashing like Norman Bates.

    September 7th, 2009

  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period SJ 5: 50 Christian Ehrhoff hooking minor TB 12: 25 Jeff Halpern roughing minor SJ 12: 25 Douglas Murray roughing minor TB 14: 05 Vladmir Mihalik tripping minor 2nd period TB 11: 06 Evgeny Artyukhin slashing minor TB 13: 11

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period BUF 1: 02 Jaroslav Spacek hooking minor BUF 10: 24 Jochen Hecht high-sticking minor 2nd period WAS 10: 42 Milan Jurcina hooking minor BUF 18: 47 Andrej Sekera hooking minor WAS 18: 55 Brooks Laich goaltender interference minor BUF 19: 28 Toni Lydman hooking minor 3rd period WAS 4: 52 Alexander Ovechkin slashing minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period TOR 5: 46 Andre Deveaux holding minor ATL 15: 04 Jason Williams hooking minor 2nd period ATL 2: 45 Colby Armstrong tripping minor TOR 9: 11 Mikhail Grabovski tripping minor 3rd period ATL 3: 27 Eric Boulton tripping minor ATL 10: 00 Slava Kozlov roughing minor ATL 11: 57 Eric Perrin slashing minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period TOR 3: 39 Mats Sundin slashing minor 2nd period BUF 6: 09 Dmitri Kalinin hooking minor TOR 10: 05 Jiri Tlusty holding stick minor TOR 18: 41 Hal Gill holding minor 3rd period BUF 1: 55 Toni Lydman tripping minor TOR 5: 59 Jiri Tlusty hooking minor BUF 17: 23 Brian Campbell tripping minor

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period FLA 8: 41 Olli Jokinen holding minor FLA 9: 44 Jay Bouwmeester slashing minor FLA 14: 22 Jay Bouwmeester hooking minor FLA 15: 19 Steve Montador hooking minor WAS 16: 41 Alexander Ovechkin slashing minor 2nd period WAS 5: 42

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