Slew - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sluː|  American pronunciation of the word slew
Brit.  |sluː|  British pronunciation of the word slew
- this word is a past tense form of the irregular verbto slay


- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent (syn: batch, deal, flock, heap, lot, mass, mess, mint, mountain, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, spate, stack, wad)
a slew of journalists


- turn sharply; change direction abruptly (syn: curve, cut, sheer, slue, swerve, trend, veer)
- move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner (syn: skid, slide, slip, slue)

Extra examples

He has written a slew of books.

...we still have a slew of work to do on this project...

...the grim reminder that every holiday weekend inevitably results in a slew of highway fatalities...

...publishers now have to produce textbooks that pass muster with a slew of faultfinding committees...

...preferred a single materiality to a slew of hypotheticals...

The knight slew the dragon.

They not only slew him and his family, but butcher-like haggled their bodies.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: slew
he/she/it: slews
present participle: slewing
past tense: slewed
past participle: slewed
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