slice


slice
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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 slice of lemon.

eat
PREPOSITION
in slices

The sausage is also sold pre-packed in slices.

slice of

a slice of bread/cake/pizza/toast

PHRASES
cut sth into slices

He cut the meat into thick slices.

2 part or share of sth
ADJECTIVE
big, huge, large
fair, significant, sizeable, substantial (all esp. BrE)

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

narrow, small, tiny
VERB + SLICE
carve, carve out

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

get, grab

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

PREPOSITION
slice of

The agency takes a large slice of the profits.

PHRASES
a slice of life

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

a slice of the action
a slice of the pie

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

a slice of luck (BrE)

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

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verb
ADVERB
finely (esp. BrE), thinly

Slice the bread thinly.

thickly
neatly (esp. AmE)
cleanly

The knife sliced cleanly through the flesh.

off, up

Slice up the mushrooms and fry them.

PREPOSITION
into

The blade sliced into her shoulder.

off

He sliced pieces off the large steak.

through

The knife sliced through his ear.

PHRASES
slice sth in half, slice 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

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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