Slay

  • 1Slay — may refer to: * Brandon Slay, former American Olympic wrestler * DJ Kay Slay (b. 1966), American hip hop DJ * Dwayne Slay (b. 1984), American football player * Francis G. Slay (b. 1955), mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, United States * Santa s Slay …

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  • 2Slay — Slay, v. t. [imp. {Slew}; p. p. {Slain}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slaying}.] [OE. slan, sl?n, sleen, slee, AS. sle[ a]n to strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sl[=a], D. slaan, OS. & OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sl[=a], Dan. slaae, Sw. sl?, Goth.… …

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  • 3slay´er — slay «slay», transitive verb, slew, slain, slay|ing. 1. to kill with violence: »A hunter slays wild animals. Jack slew the giant. Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands (I Samuel 18:7). SYNONYM(S) …

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  • 4slay — [ sleı ] (past tense slew [ slu ] ; past participle slain [ sleın ] ) verb transitive LITERARY to kill someone in a violent way: He was slain in battle in 673. a. INFORMAL to impress someone, especially by making them laugh: His jokes really slay …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5slay — I verb annihilate, assassinate, deprive of life, destroy, dispatch, dispose of, execute, exterminate, intentcere, interimere, kill, liquidate, massacre, murder, occidere, put to death, slaughter, take a life, terminate, victimize associated… …

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  • 6slay — [sleı] v past tense slew [slu:] past participle slain [sleın] [T] [: Old English; Origin: slean to hit, kill ] 1.) to kill someone used especially in newspapers 2.) AmE spoken informal to amuse someone a lot >slayer n …

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  • 7slay — (v.) O.E. slean to smite, also to kill with a weapon (class VI strong verb; past tense sloh, slog, pp. slagen), from P.Gmc. *slakhanan, from root *slog to hit (Cf. O.N., O.Fris. sla, Dan. slaa, M.Du. slaen, Du. slaan, O.H.G. slahan, Ger …

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  • 8slay — *kill, murder, assassinate, dispatch, execute …

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  • 9slay — meaning ‘to kill’, has the past tense slew and the past participle slain. In BrE it has a literary flavour, but it is an ordinary word for violent killing in AmE, appearing in newspaper headlines such as Serial killer slays seven, which sometimes …

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  • 10slay — [v] kill annihilate, assassinate, butcher, cut off, destroy, dispatch, do*, do away with, do in*, down*, eliminate, erase, execute, exterminate, finish, hit, knock off*, liquidate, massacre, murder, neutralize, put away*, rub out*, slaughter,… …

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  • 11slay — ► VERB (past slew; past part. slain) 1) archaic or literary kill in a violent way. 2) N. Amer. murder. DERIVATIVES slayer noun. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 12slay — [slā] vt. SLEW or for 2 slayed, slain, slaying, slew [ME slean < OE < * slahan, akin to Ger schlagen, Du slagen < IE base * slak , to hit > MIr slacc, sword] 1. to kill or destroy in a violent way 2. Slang to impress, delight, amuse,… …

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  • 13slay — [[t]sleɪ[/t]] v. slew, slain, slay•ing 1) to kill by violence 2) to destroy; extinguish 3) inf Slang. to impress strongly; overwhelm, esp. by humor: Your jokes slay me[/ex] 4) Obs. to strike 5) to kill or murder • Etymology: bef. 900; ME sleen,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14slay — ash·lu·slay; slay·er; slay; …

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  • 15slay — UK [sleɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms slay : present tense I/you/we/they slay he/she/it slays present participle slaying past tense slew UK [sluː] / US [slu] past participle slain UK [sleɪn] / US 1) literary to kill someone in a violent way …

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  • 16slay — slayable, adj. slayer, n. /slay/, v., slew, slain, slaying, n. v.t. 1. to kill by violence. 2. to destroy; extinguish. 3. sley. 4. Informal. to impress strongly; overwhelm, esp. by humor: Your jokes slay me …

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