One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her car had been scratched and the tyres slashed’
cut, cut open, gash, slit, split open, lacerate, knife, hack, make an incision in, score
2‘the company was forced to slash prices’
reduce, cut, drop, bring down, mark down, lower, put down
raise, put up
3‘they have threatened to slash 10,000 jobs worldwide’
get rid of, axe, cut, shed, lose
1‘he staggered over with a crimson slash across his temple’
cut, gash, laceration, slit, hack, score, incision
rip, tear, rent
2‘sentence breaks are indicated by slashes’
solidus, oblique, backslash, diagonal, virgule, slant
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