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    slew - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slew

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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.

Slew is opposite small and few.

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Imagine a STEW with MANY ingredients.

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

Slow people consumes large amount of time.

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

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

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