|1.||[ verb ] cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete|
|2.||[ verb ] cut open|
"she slashed her wrists"
|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"
|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|
|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)|
|10.||[ noun ] a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument|