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slew - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slew

(noun) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Example Sentence
  • 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

(verb) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Synonyms : curve , cut , sheer , slue , swerve , trend , veer
Example Sentence
  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right

(verb) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
Synonyms : skid , slide , slip , slue
Example Sentence
  • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slew

His typing was "slow", yet there were a slew of errors.
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by prksandeep

Slew is opposite small and few.
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by rakei

Imagine a STEW with MANY ingredients.
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by dshefman

slew =not FEW i.e. many in number or quantity
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by pradipta863das88

Slow people consumes large amount of time.
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by shadip

SL = Sri Lankan cricket team has great extent depth of players to play at the end of the game.
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by shaktipada

For the last 2 meanings related to changing direction abruptly: slew = sideways flew
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by worldstraw

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