slue

slue

1 [sloo]
verb (used with object), slued, sluing.
1.
to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place.
2.
to swing around.
verb (used without object), slued, sluing.
3.
to turn about; swing around.
noun
4.
the act of sluing.
5.
a position slued to.
Also, slew.


Origin:
1760–70; origin uncertain

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slue

2 [sloo]
noun Informal.
slew2.

slue

3 [sloo]
noun
slough1 ( def 3 ).
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slew or esp (US) slue2 (sluː)
 
vb
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
 
n
3.  the act of slewing
 
[C18: of unknown origin]
 
slue or esp (US) slue2
 
vb
 
n
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

slew or slue4 (sluː)
 
n
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) a great number or amount; a lot
 
[C20: from Irish Gaelic sluagh; related to Old Irish slōg army]
 
slue or slue4
 
n
 
[C20: from Irish Gaelic sluagh; related to Old Irish slōg army]

slue1 (sluː)
 
n, —vb
a variant spelling (esp US) of slew

slue2 (sluː)
 
n
a variant spelling of slough

slue3 (sluː)
 
n
informal (US) a variant spelling of slew

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