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slain /sleɪn/USA pronunciation
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pp. of slayslay.
slay /sleɪ/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object],slew/slu/USA pronunciationslain/sleɪn/USA pronunciationslay•ing.
slay•er, n. [countable]
- to kill by violence:to slay the enemy.
- Informal Terms[Slang.]to impress strongly; overwhelm, esp. by humor:Your jokes slay me.
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slain /sleɪn/ vb
- the past participle of slay
slay /sleɪ/ vb (slays, slaying, slew, slain)(transitive)
Etymology: Old English slēan; related to Old Norse slā, Gothic, Old High German slahan to strike, Old Irish slacaim I beatˈslayer n
- archaic or literary to kill, esp violently
- slang to impress (someone) sexually
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