slay

  • 1 Slay — 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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  • 2 Slay — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 slay´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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  • 4 slay — [ 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

  • 5 slay — 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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  • 6 slay — [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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  • 7 slay — (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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  • 8 slay — *kill, murder, assassinate, dispatch, execute …

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  • 9 slay — 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 …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 slay — [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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  • 11 slay — ► 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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  • 12 slay — [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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  • 13 slay — [[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

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

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  • 15 slay — 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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  • 16 slay — 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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  • 17 slay — tv. to overwhelm someone with one’s performance or other excellence. □ These jokes always slay the audience. □ Oh, you slay me with your silly remarks …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 18 slay — verb (slew; also especially in sense 2 slayed; slain; slaying) Etymology: Middle English slen, from Old English slēan to strike, slay; akin to Old High German slahan to strike, Middle Irish slachta stricken Date: before 12th century transitive… …

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  • 19 Slay — This unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and belongs to that sizeable group of early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. These nicknames were originally given with reference to a… …

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  • 20 slay — verb Slay is used with these nouns as the object: ↑monster …

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