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slice off

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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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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WAFERING: Slicing off the end of an illegally taken log to remove a brand, pain marks, or other tree- identification evidence.
In 1887, Lord Kelvin proposed an arrangement based on a polyhedron obtained by slicing off the six vertices of an octahedron (which has eight triangular faces) at a certain distance from each vertex.
ADVENTURER Bear Grylls had emergency surgery after almost severing one finger and slicing off the tip of another in a Vietnamese jungle.
A CHEF who killed his victim before slicing off and frying pieces of his flesh had visited a website featuring pictures of dead bodies, a court heard.
Foxy Coxy, who will star alongside Martin Kemp and Gavin Rossdale, told friends: "I'm hoping for a snog with Michael - I'm a massive fan of his." Let hope the feeling's not mutual, for Jon's sake - Michael is best known for slicing off a cop's ear in Reservoir Dogs.
A MAN died after slicing off the top of his finger on a metal camp bed frame.
Tail-docking involves slicing off part of the tail with pliers or a hot docking iron.