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slit

1 verb
     
slit1 past tense and past participle slit, present participle slitting [transitive]
to 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)

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