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slash

slang A type of fan fiction that explores a sexual 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 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 fic

A type of fan fiction that explores a sexual 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.
See also: slash

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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

slash

n. a drink of liquor. Just one slash, and I have to be going.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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