- slice1 [ slaıs ] noun count **1. ) a flat piece of food that has been cut from something larger:Cut the bread into thick slices.lemon slicesslice of: a slice of bread/cake/ham/cheese2. ) slice of INFORMAL a part or share of something:We're working hard to get a bigger slice of the tourist trade.a ) a slice of the pie a part of the money or help that is being shared between people:Mental health organizations should receive a bigger slice of the pie.3. ) in sports, a way of hitting the ball on its edge so that it curves or spinsa ) a mistake in hitting a ball that makes it curve to the side instead of going straight4. ) a flat tool used for cutting and lifting fooda slice of lifea description or image of ordinary lifesliceslice 2 [ slaıs ] verb *1. ) transitive to cut something into flat pieces:I'll slice some bread.thinly sliced tomatoa ) intransitive to be cut into flat pieces:Chill the beef so it slices more easily.2. ) intransitive to cut something easily:slice through/into: The saw quickly sliced through the board.a ) to move through something easily and quickly:slice through: The boat sliced through the water.3. ) transitive to hit a ball on its edge so that it curves or spinsa ) to make a mistake when hitting a ball and make it curve to the side instead of going straight4. ) transitive to reduce an amount of time, money, etc.:slice something off/from something: They've had $1 million sliced from their budget.any way you slice it or however you slice itused for saying that something remains true, whatever way you consider it,slice `off phrasal verb transitiveto remove something by cutting it:He accidentally sliced off the tip of his finger.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.