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

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King