[ verb ] cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
In the fifth , Wally_Post slashed a 2 - run homer off Bud_Daley , but by that time the score was 11 - 5 and it really did n't matter .(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
There was a_little blood on the hem of her dress , for the assassin had slashed Miss_Harris 's companion , Major_Rathbone , with a knife .(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
She brought the quirt down , slashing it across his cheek , and he tried to step back .
[ verb ] cut open
"she slashed her wrists"
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Off in the distance a searchlight flashed on , its beam slashing the sky .(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
He saw only dimly moving figures , but when he slashed them they yelled and fled .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
It slashed the sloping manure scented lawns with concrete steps which climbed upward to white wooden porches .
[ verb ] beat severely with a whip or rod
"The teacher often flogged the students" "The children were severely trounced"
Used in print(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
He drew_back his arm to slash the gunbarrel across Jess 's face , but did n't finish the motion .
[ verb ] cut drastically
"Prices were slashed"
Used in print(The Wall Street Journal...)
Paradoxically , the sales rise is_due in large measure to Government efforts to slash farm output .(U.S. News and World Report,...)
Within a year , without reducing wages , Underwood 's production_costs were cut one third , prices were slashed .
[ noun ] an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)