slice


slice
slice1 [slaıs] n
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: esclice 'thin piece broken off', from esclicier 'to splinter']
1.) a thin flat piece of food cut from a larger piece
slice of
a slice of bread
pizza slices
thin/thick slice
a thin slice of ham
Cut the tomatoes into slices .
2.) a part or share of something
slice of
Everybody wants a slice of the profits.
3.) fish slice
BrE a kitchen tool used for lifting and serving pieces of food
American Equivalent: spatula
4.) a way of hitting the ball in sports such as tennis or golf, that makes the ball go to one side with a spinning movement, rather than straight ahead
5.) a slice of life
a film, play, or book which shows life as it really is
slice 2
slice2 v
1.) [T] also slice up
to cut meat, bread, vegetables etc into thin flat pieces
→↑chop
Thinly slice the cucumbers.
Slice up the onions and add them to the meat.
sliced ham
2.) [I always + adverb/preposition]
to cut something easily with one movement of a sharp knife or edge
slice into/through
The blade's so sharp it could slice through your finger.
slice sth in two/half
Slice the eggs in two and arrange them on a serving dish.
3.) [I always + adverb/preposition]
to move quickly and easily through something such as water or air
slice through/into
The boat was slicing through the sparkling waves.
4.) [T]
to hit a ball, for example in tennis or golf, so that it spins sideways instead of moving straight forward
With an open goal in front of him, Wiltord sliced his shot wide of the left post.
5.) any way you slice it
AmE spoken whatever way you choose to consider the situation
It's the truth, any way you slice it.
slice off [slice sth<=>off] phr v
1.) to remove part of something by cutting it with one movement of a sharp knife or edge
= ↑cut off
His knife had slipped and sliced off the top of his finger.
2.) to reduce a cost or total by a particular amount quickly and easily
slice sth off sth
By using volunteers we were able to slice £10,000 off the cost of the project.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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