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slice something off

to cut something off with slicing motions. Sue sliced the dead branches off with a tree saw. Karen sliced off a nice piece of turkey.
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slice off

v.
To cut something from a larger piece: I picked up the knife and sliced off a piece of cheese. The chef held the pineapple down and sliced the top off.
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Garden strimmers and mowers pose the greatest threat to our spiky little friends, in particular the former which can slice off a hedgehog's leg or nose in an instant.
She said: "One man instructed the other man to gouge out my eyes and slice off my ears.
Each one, curved in two directions, is a slice off the same part of a toroid, with the seven slices tilted around their long axes and arranged in a series of loosely overlapping shells.
Also great for cutting between paving stones/patios/paths and your lawn, it will just slice off any overhang weeds or growth in seconds leaving the perfect finish.
VILLAGERS are to slice off the top of a mountain so they can get sunlight.
To harvest (the first edible leaves should appear in about six weeks), slice off the outer leaves as shown above.
SCOTS comic Billy Connolly - rapped for his sick joke about beheaded British hostage Ken Bigley - will slice off a fellow zombie's head with a shovel in his next movie.
Which brings us, speaking of separation, to Thomas Beyermann, a German who chased his estranged wife down the street and stabbed her to death with the knife she'd just used to slice off his penis.