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slew

s looh

  • n  (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    a slew of journalists
  • v  turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  • v  move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • v  kill intentionally and with premeditation

  • The league is learning the hard way that a microscopic foe can be much more imposing than a 300-pound lineman, as a sudden slew of staph infections has sacked several football .
  • But a slew of new studies published in 2007 suggests that the vitamin has a lot of other benefits: Diets high in D may ward off diabetes, gum disease and multiple sclerosis .
  • Ordering take-out, finding phone numbers and a slew of alternative search engines.
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  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    Obama says the goal of his stimulus plan isn'ta "slew of new government programs," but rather a "foundation for long-term economic growth."
  • Alan Greenspan in CNN International
    The whole slew of candidates -- it's mainly Democrats, but some Republicans -- want to add to it more,Greenspan said. "Nobody wants to ...... look at the issue and come up with a rational solution. This is, I regret to say, irresponsible."
  • Nick Zito in TSN
    Obviously (with favorites), there's more pressure, anxiety, on the other hand, if they run well, you have to be content,said Zito. "I always like to steal Billy Turner's line, 'It's pressure when you don't have Seattle Slew."

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