Associations to the word «Slew»


SLEW, noun. (US) A large amount.
SLEW, noun. The act, or process of slaying.
SLEW, noun. A device used for slaying.
SLEW, noun. A change of position.
SLEW, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To rotate or turn something about its axis.
SLEW, verb. (transitive) To veer a vehicle.
SLEW, verb. (transitive) To insert extra ticks or skip some ticks of a clock to slowly correct its time.
SLEW, verb. (intransitive) To pivot.
SLEW, verb. (intransitive) To skid.
SLEW, verb. (transitive) (rail transport) to move something (usually a railway line) sideways
SLEW, verb. (transitive) (British) (slang) To make a public mockery of someone through insult or wit.
SLEW, verb. Simple past tense of slay
SLEW, noun. A wet place; a river inlet.

Dictionary definition

SLEW, noun. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money".
SLEW, verb. Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right".
SLEW, verb. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk".

Wise words

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Noam Chomsky