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slash

A type of fan fiction that explores a sexual and/or romantic relationship between two characters (usually male) that are not romantically involved in the source material. The name comes from the slash (/) that typically separates the two characters' names in the story's title or description. Dean and Castiel are my favorite characters on Supernatural, so yeah, I've read Destiel slash.

slash fic

A type of fan fiction that explores a sexual and/or romantic relationship between two characters (usually male) that are not romantically involved in the source material. The name comes from the slash (/) that typically separates the two characters' names in the story's title or description. Dean and Castiel are my favorite characters on Supernatural, so yeah, I've read Destiel slash fic.
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slash-and-burn

1. Relating to an agricultural tactic in which forest or other vegetation cut down to the ground and burned, the land planted and cultivated with crops for a few years, then abandoned to allow the forest grow back. The slash-and-burn practice has become ever more frequent in this region, but with less and less areas being allowed to regrow the forests each year, there are concerns that the damage may become irreparable.
2. By extension, extremely and drastically destructive. Several of the country's biggest corporations have had to undergo slash-and-burn dismantlings of many of their offices in efforts to salvage their businesses.

slash at (someone or something)

1. To swing a cutting weapon in a forceful thrusting or sweeping stroke in the direction of someone. I picked up the knife and slashed at the would-be mugger to chase him away.
2. To cut something repeatedly with forceful thrusting or sweeping strokes. I kept slashing at the rope with my pocket knife, trying desperately to free my foot from the submerged boat.
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slash and burn

 
1. Lit. of a farming technique where vegetation is cut down and burned before crops are planted. (Hyphenated before nominals.) The small farmers' slash-and-burn technique destroyed thousands of acres of forest.
2. Fig. of a crude and brash way of doing something. (Hyphenated before nominals.) The new manager's method was strictly slash and burn. He looks decisive to his boss and merciless to the people he fires.
See also: and, burn, slash

slash (out) at someone

to thrust out at someone with a knife or something similar, with the intent of cutting. The attacker slashed out at his victim and then ran away. Max slashed at the cop with a pocketknife.
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slash

n. a drink of liquor. Just one slash, and I have to be going.
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She said: "I met this elderly man, who lives across the road from me, who was fixing the slashed tyres for his grand-daughter.
He also has 15 stitches after being slashed straight down the middle of his face.
Tires on at least five cars were slashed Monday night at a city parking garage on Main Street, where drivers had left their cars to attend a forum on downtown revitalization.
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When she said no he took out a home-made knife and repeatedly slashed her.
That location has not insulated the country from relentless human expansion, however, which has slashed the original tropical forest cover by 80 percent.
Welfare, food stamps, child nutrition, disability insurance, college loans, job training - all will be slashed.
Caroline McChesney slashed cars' tyres, scratched swear-words in their paintwork and painted them on doors and gates and sent hate mail to the GP, a court heard.
COM has slashed 80% from the price of funky red Firetrap Dr Jolly trainers for fellas from PS90 to PS17.
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FOUR youths have been arrested after a woman was slashed and her pet dog killed.