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slit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslitslit1 /slɪt/ verb (past tense and past participle slit, present participle slitting) [transitive]  CUTto make a straight narrow cut in cloth, paper, skin etc Guy slit open the envelope.slit somebody’s throat (=kill someone by cutting their throat)slit your wrists (=try to kill yourself by cutting your wrists)see thesaurus at cut→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
slitNewspapers and television implore us to slit all the candy open to ensure that it contains no foreign body.I slit along the seam of the cardboard wrapper where it had been taped over.He felt his neck for the vein he had slit countless times before.Graham slit his wrists in a suicide attempt.He killed the goat by slitting its throat.Before I knew what I was doing I was slitting my wrists.If it slit one of my arteries, that would be the end of all my problems.Diane slit the envelope open with a knife.It even gets a touch gory when Russell comes over all Rambo and starts slitting throats.slit your wristsBefore I knew what I was doing I was slitting my wrists.It couldn't be Emma, could it, with some ghastly news about Cindy Hill slitting her wrists or something?
slitslit2 noun [countable]  CUTHOLEa long straight narrow cut or hole light shining through a slit in the door a skirt with a slit up the side
Examples from the Corpus
slitThe two buildings come together at an angle that narrows to merely a slit.Tania's skirt has a long slit up the back.Rosie has a long nose, a short upper lip, eyes that she pencils into narrow, suspicious-looking slits.All three drivers jumped down, each adjusting his muffler to make a narrow slit across his eyes.But there are also various types of measurement that one could perform at the slits, other than position measurements.As the roller is drawn over the skin, hairs are trapped in the slits and plucked out.I covered my eyes with my hands, watching through the slits between my fingers.Trim some of the fat from the beef and cut tiny slits all over the surface.
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Verb table
slit
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslit
he, she, itslits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslit
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slit
he, she, ithas slit
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slit
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slit
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slit
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam slitting
he, she, itis slitting
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you, we, theyare slitting
Past
I, he, she, itwas slitting
you, we, theywere slitting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been slitting
he, she, ithas been slitting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been slitting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be slitting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been slitting
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