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NOUN (1)

1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
- Example: "a batch of letters"
- Example: "a deal of trouble"
- Example: "a lot of money"
- Example: "he made a mint on the stock market"
- Example: "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
- Example: "it must have cost plenty"
- Example: "a slew of journalists"
- Example: "a wad of money"
[syn: 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, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]


VERB (2)

1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly;
- Example: "The car cut to the left at the intersection"
- Example: "The motorbike veered to the right"
[syn: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut]

2. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner;
- Example: "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
[syn: skid, slip, slue, slew, slide]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slew \Slew\, v. t. See Slue. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slew \Slew\ (sl[=oo]), n. [See Slough a wet place.] A wet place; a river inlet. The praire round about is wet, at times almost marshy, especially at the borders of the great reedy slews. --T. Roosevelt. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slew \Slew\, imp. of Slay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slay \Slay\, v. t. [imp. Slew; p. p. Slain; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaying.] [OE. slan, sl?n, sleen, slee, AS. sle['a]n to strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sl[=a], D. slaan, OS. & OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sl[=a], Dan. slaae, Sw. sl?, Goth. slahan; perhaps akin to L. lacerare to tear to pieces, Gr. ????, E. lacerate. Cf. Slaughter, Sledge a hammer, Sley.] To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy. [1913 Webster] With this sword then will I slay you both. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I will slay the last of them with the sword. --Amos ix. 1. [1913 Webster] I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slue \Slue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slued; p. pr. & vb. n. Sluing.] [Prov. E. slew to turn round, Scot. to lean or incline to a side; cf. Icel. sn?a to turn, bend.] [Written also slew.] 1. (Naut.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; -- used also of any heavy body. [1913 Webster] 2. In general, to turn about; to twist; -- often used reflexively and followed by round. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] They laughed, and slued themselves round. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

slew n 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money" [syn: 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, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad] v 1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right" [syn: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut] 2: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn: skid, slip, slue, slew, slide]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "slew": batch, bunch, clump, cluster, considerable, copse, crop, deal, gobs, good deal, great deal, group, grouping, groupment, grove, hassock, heap, heaps, jillion, knot, lashings, loads, lot, lots, mess, million, mint, oodles, pack, peck, pile, piles, pot, quantities, quite a little, raft, rafts, scads, shock, sight, slews, spate, stack, stacks, stook, thicket, thousand, tidy sum, trillion, tuft, tussock, wad, wads, whole slew, wisp