HyperDic: slew

English > 3 senses of the word slew:
NOUNquantityslew, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
VERBmotionslew, swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, cutturn sharply
motionslew, skid, slip, slue, slidemove obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
slew > pronunciation
Soundssluw'
Rhymesbleu ... Zulu: 18 rhymes with luw...
English > slew: 3 senses > noun 1, quantity
Meaning(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.
Example "a slew of journalists"
Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
Narrowerflood, inundation, deluge, torrentAn overwhelming number or amount
haymowA mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Spanishavalancha, barbaridad, bestialidad, burrada, cantidad, cúmulo, enormidad, fajo, lote, mogollón, montaña, montón, multitud, passel, pila
Catalanapilament, apilotament, castell, cúmul, estiba, feix, lot, manyoc, muntanya, munt, passel, pila, pilot, quantitat, tou
English > slew: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTurn sharply; change direction abruptly.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsswerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, cut
Narrowerpeel offLeave a formation
yawswerve off course momentarily
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishvirar
English > slew: 3 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsskid, slip, slue, slide
Narrowerside-slipslide sideways / sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis
skidslide without control
submarineMove forward or under in a sliding motion
BroaderglideMove smoothly and effortlessly
Spanishdeslizar, patinar, resbalar
Catalanrelliscar

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