Definition of slew verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

slew

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sluː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluː//
 
see also slayVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slew
BrE BrE//sluː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluː//
 
he / she / it slews
BrE BrE//sluːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluːz//
 
; BrE BrE//sluːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluːz//
 
past simple slewed
BrE BrE//sluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluːd//
 
; BrE BrE//sluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluːd//
 
past participle slewed
BrE BrE//sluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluːd//
 
; BrE BrE//sluːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluːd//
 
-ing form slewing
BrE BrE//ˈsluːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsluːɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈsluːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsluːɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (especially of a vehicle) to turn or slide suddenly in another direction; to make a vehicle do this + adv./prep. The car skidded and slewed sideways. slew something + adv./prep. He slewed the motorbike over as they hit the freeway. Word Originverb mid 18th cent. (originally in nautical use): of unknown origin.
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