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To cut something or some portion off of some larger thing or piece, with or as with a blade. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slice" and "off." Debris from the crash sliced his hand off. Slice off a piece for me, will you? We'll have to slice off any branches showing signs of rot.
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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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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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