Slit
Slit Slit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slit} or {Slitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slitting}.] [OE. slitten, fr. sliten, AS. st[=i]tan to tear; akin to D. slijten to wear out, G. schleissen to slit, split, OHG. sl[=i]zan to split, tear, wear out, Icel. st[=i]ta to break, tear, wear out, Sw. slita, Dan. slide. Cf. {Eclat}, {Slate}, n., {Slice}.] 1. To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bars into nail rods; to slit leather into straps. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut or make a long fissure in or upon; as, to slit the ear or the nose. [1913 Webster]

3. To cut; to sever; to divide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And slits the thin-spun life. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(lengthwise) / , , , , ,


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  • slit — ► NOUN ▪ a long, narrow cut or opening. ► VERB (slitting; past and past part. slit) 1) make a slit in. 2) (past and past part. slitted) form (one s eyes) into slits. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • slit — [slit] vt. slit, slitting [ME slitten < OE * slittan, akin to MHG slitzen < WGmc * slitjan < base of Gmc * slitan (> OE slitan) < IE base * (s)kel , to cut > SHIELD, SHELL] 1. to cut or split open, esp. by a straight, lengthwise …   English World dictionary

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