Definition of slaying noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsleɪɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsleɪɪŋ//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned or literary) the act of killing somebody/something in a war or a fight a play about St George and the slaying of the dragon
  2. 2(especially North American English) (used especially in newspapers) the act of murdering somebody the drug-related slayings of five people

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