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- n. The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.
- n. Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.
- n. an avalanche, mudslide, or a like slumping of material or debris
- v. to shed, remove, get rid of, slide (off)
- v. ignore, shrug (off)
- v. to discard
- v. to avoid working
From Middle English slough ("skin, husk, rind; cocoon; scales; cyst"), akin to Middle High German slûch ("slough") (whence German Schlauch ("tube, hose")). (Wiktionary)