For the verb: "to slay"

Simple Past: slew
Past Participle: slain

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
slay /sleɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], slew/slu/USA pronunciation  slain/sleɪn/USA pronunciation  slay•ing. 
  1. to kill by violence:to slay the enemy.
  2. Informal Terms[Slang.]to impress strongly;
    overwhelm, esp. by humor:Your jokes slay me.
slay•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
slay  (slā),USA pronunciation v.,  slew, slain, slay•ing, n. 
  1. to kill by violence.
  2. to destroy;
  3. sley.
  4. Informal Termsto impress strongly;
    overwhelm, esp. by humor:Your jokes slay me.
  5. [Obs.]to strike.

  1. to kill or murder.

  1. sley.
slaya•ble, adj. 
slayer, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English sleen, slayn, Old English slēan; cognate with Dutch slaan, German schlagen, Old Norse slā, Gothic slahan to strike, beat
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged murder, slaughter, massacre, butcher, assassinate.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged annihilate, ruin.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

slay /sleɪ/ vb (slays, slaying, slew, slain)(transitive)
  1. archaic or literary to kill, esp violently
  2. slang to impress (someone) sexually
Etymology: Old English slēan; related to Old Norse slā, Gothic, Old High German slahan to strike, Old Irish slacaim I beat

ˈslayer n

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