1. [ verb ] cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
Synonyms: cut_down
Related terms: cut
2. [ verb ] cut open
Synonyms: gash

"she slashed her wrists"

Related terms: cut
3. [ verb ] beat severely with a whip or rod
Synonyms: whip lash flog lather strap trounce welt

"The teacher often flogged the students" "The children were severely trounced"

Related terms: beat cowhide flagellate cat horsewhip switch birch whip whipping lash whip beating wale
4. [ verb ] cut drastically

"Prices were slashed"

Related terms: reduce
5. [ noun ] (medicine) a wound made by cutting
Synonyms: slice gash cut

"he put a bandage over the cut"

Related terms: wound slit
6. [ verb ] move or stir about violently
Synonyms: toss thresh thrash_about thrash convulse thresh_about jactitate

"The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

Related terms: shake jerk whip jactitation
7. [ noun ] a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
Synonyms: virgule diagonal stroke separatrix solidus
Related terms: punctuation
8. [ verb ] beat so fast that (the heart's) output starts dropping until (it) does not manage to pump out blood at all
Synonyms: toss thresh thrash thrash_about thresh_about convulse
Related terms: shake beat whip
9. [ noun ] an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
Related terms: land
10. [ noun ] a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
Synonyms: slashing gash
Related terms: cut
Similar spelling:   slush