Meaning of SLICE in English

SLICE

I.

noun

1 flat piece of food

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , generous , great , huge , large , thick

▪ little , small , thin

▪ cheese , lemon , pizza , etc.

VERB + SLICE

▪ cut

She cut a thin ~ of lemon.

▪ eat

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~s

The sausage is also sold pre-packed in ~s.

▪ ~ of

a ~ of bread/cake/pizza/toast

PHRASES

▪ cut sth into ~s

He cut the meat into thick ~s.

2 part or share of sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , huge , large

▪ fair , significant , sizeable , substantial (all esp. BrE )

They spend a fair ~ of the budget on research and development.

▪ narrow , small , tiny

VERB + SLICE

▪ carve , carve out

The company has managed to carve out a ~ of the market for itself.

▪ get , grab

Many investors are hoping to grab a ~ of the action.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

The agency takes a large ~ of the profits.

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of life

This drama provides a ~ of life in 1950s Connecticut.

▪ a ~ of the action

▪ a ~ of the pie

Different groups of people will demand a bigger ~ of the pie.

▪ a ~ of luck ( BrE )

He needed a large ~ of luck to win the game.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ finely ( esp. BrE ), thinly

Slice the bread thinly.

▪ thickly

▪ neatly ( esp. AmE )

▪ cleanly

The knife ~d cleanly through the flesh.

▪ off , up

Slice up the mushrooms and fry them.

PREPOSITION

▪ into

The blade ~d into her shoulder.

▪ off

He ~d pieces off the large steak.

▪ through

The knife ~d through his ear.

PHRASES

▪ ~ sth in half , ~ sth in two

Slice the onion in two.

Slice is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ knife

Slice is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ apple , ↑ avocado , ↑ banana , ↑ bread , ↑ carrot , ↑ celery , ↑ cheese , ↑ drive , ↑ finger , ↑ ham , ↑ lemon , ↑ lime , ↑ loaf , ↑ meat , ↑ mushroom , ↑ onion , ↑ pepper , ↑ potato , ↑ sausage , ↑ tomato , ↑ turkey

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