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slew1

[sloo] /slu/
verb
1.
simple past tense of slay.

slew3

[sloo] /slu/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), noun
1.
slue1 .
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Examples from the web for slewed
  • My car shivered, and slewed sideways on the ice, right across into the other lane.
  • To free the shuttle-car operator, the continuous-miner operator immediately slewed the continuous miner's tail away from the rib.
British Dictionary definitions for slewed

slewed

/sluːd/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) (Brit, slang) intoxicated; drunk
Word Origin
C19: from slew²

slew1

/sluː/
verb
1.
the past tense of slay

slew2

/sluː/
verb
1.
to twist or be twisted sideways, esp awkwardly: he slewed around in his chair
2.
(nautical) to cause (a mast) to rotate in its step or (of a mast) to rotate in its step
noun
3.
the act of slewing
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin

slew3

/sluː/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of slough1 (sense 2)

slew4

/sluː/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) a great number or amount; a lot
Word Origin
C20: from Irish Gaelic sluagh; related to Old Irish slōg army
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Word Origin and History for slewed

slew

n.

"swampy place," 1708, North American variant of slough.

"large number," 1839, from Irish sluagh "a host, crowd, multitude," from Celtic and Balto-Slavic *sloug- "help, service" (see slogan).

v.

"to turn, swing, twist," 1834, earlier slue (1769), a nautical word, of unknown origin. Slewed (1801) is old nautical slang for "drunk." Slew-foot "clumsy person who walks with feet turned out" is from 1896.

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Slang definitions & phrases for slewed

sleighrider

noun

A cocaine addict; also, a user of cocaine; cokehead (1915+ Narcotics)


sleighride

noun

Intoxication from cocaine

verb

To use cocaine

[1915+ Narcotics; fr the association of sleigh-rides with snow, ''cocaine'']


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