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

 

slit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//slɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slit
BrE BrE//slɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪt//
 
he / she / it slits
BrE BrE//slɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪts//
 
past simple slit
BrE BrE//slɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪt//
 
past participle slit
BrE BrE//slɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//slɪt//
 
-ing form slitting
BrE BrE//ˈslɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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(slitting, slit, slit) to make a long narrow cut or opening in something slit something Slit the roll with a sharp knife. The child's throat had been slit. Her skirt was slit at both sides (= designed with an opening at the bottom on each side). slit something + adj. He slit open the envelope and took out the letter. Word Origin late Old English slite (noun); related to Old English slītan ‘split, rend’ (of Germanic origin).Extra examples He tried to slit his wrists in a suicide attempt. Her skirt was slit on both sides. The victim’s throat had been slit.
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