slash

slash slash [slæʆ] verb [transitive] JOURNALISM
to greatly reduce an amount, price etc:

• Over the last year the workforce has been slashed by 50%.

• At least $400 million may be slashed from an annual budget of $2.4 billion.

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slash UK US /slæʃ/ verb [T] COMMERCE
to reduce the number or level of something by a large amount suddenly: »

American businesses slashed 200,000 jobs in September.

»

slash prices/costs/rates

slash sth from sth »

The retail giant is slashing €65m from prices.

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slash UK US /slæʃ/ noun [C]
the symbol (/), used to show a range of possibilities, or between the two numbers of a fraction: »

The address for this web page starts with http: and two slashes.

»

Two thirds is written as 2 slash 3.

Compare BACKSLASH(Cf. backslash), FORWARD SLASH(Cf. ↑forward slash)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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