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Definition of slay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slay
    he / she / it slays
    past simple slew
    past participle slain
    -ing form slaying
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  1. 1slay somebody/something (old-fashioned or literary) to kill someone or something in a war or a fight St. George slew the dragon.
  2. 2slay somebody (used especially in newspapers) to murder someone Two passengers were slain by the hijackers.
  3. 3slay somebody (old-fashioned) (informal) to have a strong effect on someone Those old movies still slay me!
noun the drug-related slayings of five people
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