Meaning of SLICE in English

SLICE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a piece/slice of cake

Would you like a slice of cake?

a slice of cheese

Sue cut six thin slices of cheese.

a slice of meat (= a thin piece of meat cut from a larger piece )

He helped himself to another slice of meat.

a sliced loaf British English

a slice/piece of bread

Can I have another slice of bread?

be the hottest thing since (sliced bread) (= used about someone or something that is very good and popular, so that everyone wants them )

cake slice

cut sb a piece/slice of sth

Shall I cut you a slice of cake?

cut sth into pieces/slices/chunks etc

Next cut the carrots into thin slices.

cut/slice bread

Could you cut some bread?

fish slice

slice potatoes (= cut them into long thin pieces )

sliced bread

He reckons his new mobile phone is the best thing since sliced bread.

slice/piece of pie

Would you like another piece of apple pie?

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

In 1987 an even bigger slice of the budget was apportioned to training, in recognition of its importance.

A venture capital fund usually lends money but also demands the right to buy a big slice of the firm.

Like those of Charles Brady, the biggest slice of Mr Samuel's 1999 earnings was paid as a bonus.

That's why Pastor currently represents a big slice of Maricopa County.

And of course the birthday boy should always get the biggest slice of cake.

It is a big slice in one go.

large

A nearby tray was furnished with a mug and a large plate scattered with the crumbs of a large slice of cake.

The department took the largest slice of the Government's budget and each year the Treasury demanded economies.

Hasan was sitting up at the table, eating a large slice of toast.

But a large slice of the family history is on sale at Sotheby's.

Robin's nominally in charge of a large slice of the investigation.

The critics of Spinning were swallowing large slices of humble pie after the reformed gelding completed a fabulous Goodwood double yesterday.

Our newsletter would take a large slice of the membership fees if we did not have our advertisers.

small

What is apparent, even from this small slice , is just how diverse that sector is.

Every garden is really a small slice of the larger biosphere we all are immersed in.

Lambeth and Southwark comprise the small slice of central London that lies south of the Thames.

The can of meat he brought back was opened and we were each given a small slice late at night.

Murray cut a small neat slice and put it deftly on her plate.

Lily helped herself to the two smallest slices and a generous portion of the crispy brown bubble and squeak.

Serve in small slices after a fairly plain main course.

The whole of East-West trade is at present only a small piece of a small slice of a rather small cake.

thick

He bore a tray with a pint mug of steaming coffee and two thick slices of bread and honey.

Remove and cut with the grain into neat t / s-inch-#thick slices .

There would be a table groaning with smoked ham, with thick succulent slices of cold beef and crusty fresh bread.

I picked up the thick slice of bread and slipped it to her.

Deftly, he cut four thick slices from the granary loaf, then began his search for the cheese.

I cut a grocery bag full of eggplants into half-inch-#thick slices and salted half of them.

That particular mouthful amounted to thick slices of boiled sirloin accompanied by a pancake.

Note: Ask the butcher or deli person to cut the smoked meat for you in one thick slice .

thin

Again, all will contain some cream, but a thin slice should do little harm.

Layer into a bowl, alternating with thin slices of onion and a little salt and pepper.

A roster for crusts had to be started as these contained more bread than the average thin slice .

Cut the mushrooms into thin slices .

Slice lamb into thin diagonal slices .

Narbutas looked closely at the corners, where two thin slices of granite met.

Carve thin slices vertically, then repeat.

A spokeswoman from Asda suggested a thin slice of creamy Wensleydale cheese to turn mince pies into a gourmet treat.

■ NOUN

bread

Pour egg mixture evenly over bread slices .

Place bread slices flat in pan.

■ VERB

add

Strain the mulled wine, add lemon slices and serve hot.

Chances are you can revise right there-tweaking a word, cutting a sentence, adding a slice of information.

Mould growth will also be retarded by adding a slice of lemon to the preserving liquid.

Now add 30 or 40 slices of cheesecake on top of that, and a fella starts to feel a little logy.

Sprinkle the spring onions, wine and lemon juice over the salmon. Add the lemon slices .

arrange

Line 9-inch pie pan with 1 / 2 dough and arrange yam slices on it.

Lightly oil a medium-size baking dish. Arrange zucchini and tomato slices in overlapping rows.

Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish and arrange the potato slices over the top.

Cut into quarters and arrange around brioche slices .

Pile the cottage cheese on to the potatoes and arrange slices of kiwi fruit on top.

Alternating them, arrange pheasant and apple slices on top of salad in spoke design.

Spread it into cooled baked pie shell. Arrange kiwi slices on top of the filling, overlapping in circles.

Pour syrup mixture into a 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Arrange six slices of bread on top of syrup mixture.

cut

Deftly, he cut four thick slices from the granary loaf, then began his search for the cheese.

Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Cut roll diagonally intoinch slices .

Very slowly the boy cut himself another slice and began to eat it.

Peel the ginger, slice thinly with the grain, and cut the slices lengthwise into thin shreds.

Knedliky, when it arrived, was nothing more sinister than dumplings cut into half-inch-thick slices .

The lettuce was cut up into slices and had a mustard with small teeth inside it.

Unmould the stuffing, cut it into slices and serve with the duck.

With a sharp knife, cut dough intoinch slices .

eat

Fortunately, he ate his last slice long before the advent of pub beauty contests.

Hasan was sitting up at the table, eating a large slice of toast.

And do eat that other slice of bread.

Being exceedingly hungry, I ate the slice of ham.

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

lay

Drain in a sieve, reserving any juices. Lay the slices in the bottom of the cake tin.

Then spread the cream cheese-nut filling on top of the honey-butter. Lay remaining 6 slices of bread on top of filling.

Spread 1 / 3 of cream mixture on it. Lay banana slices on top to cover.

The betel nut lay in slices on a white dish.

Add honey to butter and mix well with spoon. Lay 6 slices of bread on cutting board.

place

Etching is simply carried out by placing the slice or thin section face up in the chosen etching solution.

Fakhru rubbed one smooth slice with his thumb and then placed the spotted nut slice on his protruding tongue.

put

She put down the slice she already had, and looked at the plate.

Ted put a slice of toast on a plate and gave it to me.

Then she put two slices of toast into the toaster, and plugged the kettle in.

He put three slices of bread and some sultanas into a polythene bag.

She sometimes puts slices of smoked guinea fowl around the edge to give added texture.

Arrange in an ovenproof dish and put slices of hardboiled egg on top.

Jimmy put other slices of bread under the grill.

serve

Garnish with diced anchovy fillets and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with thin slices of bread and butter.

Top pasta with spinach sauce or mix together. Serve with tomato slices and carrot sticks.

Simmer gently for 20 minutes. Serve with slices of avocado and soured cream.

By then, the water is so salty that restaurants often serve it with a slice of lemon.

Dredge with sieved icing sugar, if required, and serve in slices .

spread

Flatten the bread with a rolling-pin, then spread each slice thinly with mayonnaise. 3.

Leave for half an hour before rinsing with tepid water. Spread on slices of cooling cucumber or cold bags.

Chop garlic and parsley, mix with olive oil and spread on to slices .

take

The department took the largest slice of the Government's budget and each year the Treasury demanded economies.

Mitchell squirmed; blades of fever took short looping slices at his nervous system.

Death poured himself a mug of tea and took another slice of bread and butter.

She estimates it will take at least 5 slices to satisfy each person.

She took a ready-cut slice of it and ate it.

Salomon took a tiny slice out of each trade.

He took a slice from the proffered tray.

Our newsletter would take a large slice of the membership fees if we did not have our advertisers.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a piece/slice of the action

A police station, so help me, is a piece of the action .

His successors never again ran the town, as he did, but they always had a piece of the action .

If you want a slice of the action tickets may still be available on.

If you want to get a slice of the action book early - no kidding.

Nation shall speak peace unto nation, and I shall grab a piece of the action .

Or did evil Uncle Humbert destroy it, because under the law he would then get a piece of the action ?

So how do you get a slice of the action ?

Will foreign firms get a piece of the action ?

a slice of the cake

The latter tend to offer less favourable terms, in order that they may have a slice of the cake .

slice/share/piece of the pie

Smaller capitalist countries are maneuvering to gain a bigger share of the pie .

That meant nearly one in five students was moderately to severely work-inhibited-a considerable slice of the pie .

Virtually every academic institution, it seemed, wanted a piece of the pie .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

''Would you like some more toast?'' ''Just one more slice , please.''

Cut the roast into thin slices.

I admired the thick slices of plum cake arranged on the plate.

The beef was carved into slices so thin you could almost see through them.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Line 9-inch pie pan with 1 / 2 dough and arrange yam slices on it.

Mitchell squirmed; blades of fever took short looping slices at his nervous system.

Place four slices of pear on top, then cover each one with a slice of cheese.

Spread the bread with the ginger and roll each slice up into a roll.

To serve, set several orange slices alongside a slice of chocolate cake.

Traditionally, this cooling requirement has been accomplished using slices of solid carbon dioxide, better known as dry ice.

Up ahead, the lights and sounds of the road were a thin vertical slice of freedom.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

off

Rescuers sliced off the roof to reach victims of the crash near the Black Forest.

Some of it has been sliced off a base of rock thousands of miles away and transported by tectonic forces.

She would then face him and, saying her own sickle needed sharpening, neatly slice off his head.

A tiny piece of it was sliced off for each dance, and afterward it was buried to kill its spirit.

One man had his ear sliced off in the fight and another was arrested, but later released.

Firebug has his hand sliced off before he dies.

Once completed the pot can be sliced off the wheel with a wire.

then

Poach remaining apples for two mins in enough water to cover, then slice thinly and fan across the puree.

Let stand 15 minutes, then slice thinly.

Then slice the island like a cake, taking a day to explore each segment.

Cool 10 to 15 minutes, then slice into wedges and serve.

Let it cool then slice it.

Drain thoroughly and then slice them thinly on the diagonal.

thinly

Pair the rounds with steamed red cabbage and thinly sliced zucchini.

Just before you toast the bread, halve, core and thinly slice the pear.

Peel and discard rough outside husks of lemongrass stalks, then thinly slice cores that remain.

The salmon was fairly simple, just some thinly sliced grilled fish on unremarkable toast points.

To serve, slice thinly and serve with cornichons and chutney.

through

Rut the Europa took it in its stride, sucking itself to the tarmac and slicing through .

I watch the shadow of the blade Slide underneath the surface, slicing through Creamy intricate unseen connections.

Toast on both sides under a grill, then carefully slice through horizontally, using a sharp thin-bladed bread saw.

up

There are some who argue that sovereignty or ultimate authority can be sliced up and shared around.

Each one ended up sliced and splintered and bitten by shells and who knew why?

Anna started to slice up runner beans.

Reality is not to be trifled with and sliced up in this way.

■ NOUN

air

There should have been shouting and huge double-edged swords slicing the air , and giant bonfires with wild, roaring flames.

bread

I've sliced the bread too thick.

Nina brought me a plate of smoked salmon and some sliced bread .

He noticed, as she sliced the bread and spread it clumsily with peanut butter, that her hands were shaking.

If you try to slice hot bread , the loaf compresses, the weight of the knife crushing the unfinished dough.

Pastrami on rye Butter sliced dark rye bread and spread thinly with mustard.

We set up some stout and sliced some bread .

cake

In my dream, I am slicing a cake with Mary Wollstonecraft.

Mter slicing the cake for the cameramen, he will step to the microphones for his usual birthday observations.

cheese

He drew the sliver of light across that limb of the hydra as if slicing cheese .

meat

After having carefully removed the browned edge of the fillet he sliced the meat quickly and evenly.

Let cool and pour over sliced meat .

The women followed to do the butchering, and could slice the meat as thin as paper.

So instead of cooking it, I sliced the meat and served it raw.

pepper

The dressing is great tossed with a salad of lettuce, broccoli florets, zucchini and yellow pepper slices .

piece

The slightly sweet fruit has five angles and when sliced , the pieces are shaped like stars.

I slice a piece out of my finger, see the blood pour out, and lose consciousness.

shot

His shirt-tails flapping in the breeze, he faced the green at an angle of forty-five degrees and sliced every shot .

tomato

Add the tomatoes , skinned and sliced .

The first tomato Muriel sliced had a hollow center in the shape of a heart.

■ VERB

cut

Particularly for those who cut or slice the ball, any tendency to try to hit too hard is often disastrous.

Put each half flat side down and cut crosswise into half-moon slices the same thickness as the onion slices.

peel

Prepare the fruits by peeling , coring and slicing .

Dennis peeled the avocados and sliced them while Richard cut up the lettuce.

Peel the melon, remove the seeds and slice the flesh. Peel, core and slice the apple.

Opening the brown skin with his fingernail, Mitchell peeled a plantain and sliced the dry-smelling fruit lengthwise into strips.

The meal ends with a lovely peeled and sliced sweet orange, delicately rearranged within its rind.

serve

Let sit for several hours before serving over chopped or sliced pork shoulder.

To serve , slice thinly and serve with cornichons and chutney.

It came piled on a white plate: a hill of young romaine lettuce served with a sliced lemon.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a piece/slice of the action

A police station, so help me, is a piece of the action .

His successors never again ran the town, as he did, but they always had a piece of the action .

If you want a slice of the action tickets may still be available on.

If you want to get a slice of the action book early - no kidding.

Nation shall speak peace unto nation, and I shall grab a piece of the action .

Or did evil Uncle Humbert destroy it, because under the law he would then get a piece of the action ?

So how do you get a slice of the action ?

Will foreign firms get a piece of the action ?

a slice of the cake

The latter tend to offer less favourable terms, in order that they may have a slice of the cake .

slice/share/piece of the pie

Smaller capitalist countries are maneuvering to gain a bigger share of the pie .

That meant nearly one in five students was moderately to severely work-inhibited-a considerable slice of the pie .

Virtually every academic institution, it seemed, wanted a piece of the pie .

the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

Now, I didn't get it because I was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Slice the tomatoes about ¼ inch thick.

Wash and slice the mushrooms.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Allow the bread to cool for at least 45 minutes before slicing.

Just before you toast the bread, halve, core and thinly slice the pear.

One false feint to the groin, then up and round in a semi-arc to slice the enemy between helmet and hauberk.

Rut the Europa took it in its stride, sucking itself to the tarmac and slicing through.

The bullets sliced the dummy in half.

The scalpel sliced the material more smoothly than butter.

To serve, slice thinly and serve with cornichons and chutney.

We were up on the interstate again, slicing through the Louisiana countryside.

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