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1 slice /ˈslaɪs/ noun
plural slices
1 slice
/ˈslaɪs/
noun
plural slices
Learner's definition of SLICE
[count]
: a thin piece of food that is cut from something larger
: a piece that is cut from a pie, cake, etc.
: a piece that is cut from a piece of fruit
informal
: a part of something
: an example of something
sports : a shot in golf and other games that curves to the side instead of going straight

a slice of life

: something (such as a story or movie) that shows what ordinary life is like
see also slice-of-life

a slice of the action

see action

a slice of the cake

see 1cake

a slice of the pie

see pie
2 slice /ˈslaɪs/ verb
slices; sliced; slicing
2 slice
/ˈslaɪs/
verb
slices; sliced; slicing
Learner's definition of SLICE
: to cut something with a sharp object (such as a knife)
[+ object]
[no object]
sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] : to cut (something) into pieces or slices often + up
[+ object] : to make (something) smaller by removing part of it
sports : to hit or kick (a ball or shot) in a way that causes it to curve : to hit a slice
[+ object]
[no object]
: to move quickly and easily through something (such as air or water)
[no object]
usually + through
[+ object]

any way you slice it

US, informal or no matter how you slice it
used to say that the truth of a statement is not changed or affected by the way you describe or think about a situation

slice and dice

chiefly US
: to divide something into many small parts especially so you can use the result for your own purposes

slice off

[phrasal verb]
slice off (something) or slice (something) off
: to remove (something) by cutting : to cut off (something) with a sharp object (such as a knife) often used figuratively

the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

informal
used to describe something or someone that you think is very good, useful, etc.

— sliced

adjective

— slicer

noun, plural slicers [count]
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