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slough

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsloughslough1 /slʌf/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š β†’ slough something ↔ offβ†’ See Verb table
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sloughβ€’ Pieces of the bowel or stomach wall may slough off in diarrhea.β€’ After sloughing off Payless, May could turn its attention to acquisitions, possibly of other department stores, analysts said.β€’ It is this cheapness which I am endeavouring to slough off.β€’ The edges are frayed, with the ends sloughing off.
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sloughslough2 /slaʊ $ sluː, slaʊ/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 SITUATION[singular] literary a bad situation or a state of sadness that you cannot get out of easilyslough of πŸ”Š Harry was in a slough of despondency for weeks.2 [countable]SG an area of land covered in deep dirty water or mud
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sloughβ€’ Many commentators now believed that Kasparov was finished, that psychologically he could not recover from such a slough of despond.β€’ It was seen as an anarchic slough of disorder and despair.β€’ Now the steps end in a kind of stagnant slough.
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Verb table
slough
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslough
he, she, itsloughs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysloughed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sloughed
he, she, ithas sloughed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sloughed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slough
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sloughed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sloughing
he, she, itis sloughing
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you, we, theyare sloughing
Past
I, he, she, itwas sloughing
you, we, theywere sloughing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sloughing
he, she, ithas been sloughing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sloughing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sloughing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sloughing
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