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SLASH, verb transitive

1. To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long cuts.

2. To lash.

SLASH, verb intransitive To strike violently and at random with a sword, hanger or other edger instrument; to lay about one with blows. Hewing and slashing at their idle shades.

SLASH, noun A long cut; a cut made at random.