slough - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slough
Remember plough. Plough means to dig and make useful while slough means to cast off and remove waste.
slough sounds similar to slaughter....so when there is a slaughter ,so many lives are CAST OFF
Snake it slow when its slough.
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Slough is pronouned similarly to slow. Pictorise these chases often seen on TV(say pirated of hte carribbean :) ).When being pursued by someone,you need to CASTOFF unwanted objects to move faster
slough is pronounced as sluf when it means to shed skin.. so it also means hisss-rough , a snake shaking off its skin roughly
s+lough=laugh it [off]!
slough - sluf - sounds like puff.. to inflate or distend... puff of the skin is to slough