Definitions for: Slew

[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
[v] move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
[v] turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

Webster (1913) Definition: Slew (sl[=oo]), n. [See Slough a wet place.]
A wet place; a river inlet.

The praire round about is wet, at times almost marshy,
especially at the borders of the great reedy slews.

imp. of Slay.

Slew, v. t.
See Slue.

Synonyms: batch, curve, cut, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sheer, sight, skid, slide, slip, slue, spate, stack, swerve, tidy sum, trend, veer, wad, whole lot, whole slew

See Also: blunder, deluge, flood, glide, inundation, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, peel off, side-slip, slip up, stumble, submarine, torrent, trip up, turn, yaw

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