Meaning of SLICE in English

SLICE

transcription, транскрипция: [ slaɪs ]

( slices, slicing, sliced)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A slice of bread, meat, fruit, or other food is a thin piece that has been cut from a larger piece.

Try to eat at least four slices of bread a day.

...water flavored with a slice of lemon.

N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n

2.

If you slice bread, meat, fruit, or other food, you cut it into thin pieces.

Helen sliced the cake...

Slice the steak into long thin slices.

VERB : V n , V n into n

Slice up means the same as slice .

I sliced up an onion...

He began slicing the pie up.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron) , V n P

3.

You can use slice to refer to a part of a situation or activity.

Fiction takes up a large slice of the publishing market.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

4.

see also sliced , fish slice

5.

slice of the action: see action

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