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