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slate

2 verb
     
slate2 [transitive usually passive]
1 British English informal to criticize a book, film etc severely, especially in a newspaper [= slam]:
Doherty's most recent novel has been slated by the critics.
2

be slated to do something/be slated for something

especially American English
if something is slated to happen, it is planned to happen in the future, especially at a particular time:
He is slated to appear at the Cambridge Jazz Festival next year.
Every house on this block is slated for demolition.

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