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slur

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slurslur1 /slɜː $ slɜːr/ verb (slurred, slurring)  1 [intransitive, transitive]SPEAK A LANGUAGE to speak unclearly without separating your words or sounds correctlyslur your words/speech She was slurring her words as if she was drunk. His voice sounded slurred.2 [transitive]CRITICIZE to criticize someone or something unfairly3 [transitive]APM to play a group of musical notes smoothly together
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slurAfter just a couple of drinks, she starts to slur.Her speech was slurred and barely comprehensible.Her speech was ever so slightly slurred and her eyes seemed to swim in and out of focus.Much of her memory is gone, her speech is slurred, and she suffers seizures.The voice was the same: clear and authoritative, sure of itself, although faintly slurred by alcohol.Not only was the gentleman's intonation unmistakably genteel, but he was slurring his words very slightly.When Lionel is tired he tends to slur his words.He was laughing, his voice slurred with reds.slur your words/speechShe was slurring her words and holding on to the bar-top for support.Not only was the gentleman's intonation unmistakably genteel, but he was slurring his words very slightly.
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slurslur2 noun [countable]  1 CRITICIZEan unfair criticism that is intended to make people dislike someone or somethingslur on/against Milton regarded her comment as a slur on his country. How dare she cast a slur on (=criticize) my character? a racist slur2 APM technical a curved line written over musical notes to show they must be played together smoothly
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slurWith intense anger, I repeat, how dare she cast a slur on my character?Your accusation of bribe-taking is a slur which I shall never forgive.In modern notation it would be marked with horizontal dashes under a slur.He didn't appreciate slurs on his manhood - even jokey ones.California winemakers are now in the process of turning that ethnic slur on its head.That's no slur when there's thousands homeless through the crimes of the property dealers.The caller complained about racial slurs made by co-workers at the company.Certainly it is the stuff of his sophomoric jokes, cheap one-liners and stereotyping slurs.cast ... slur onHow dare the hon. Gentleman cast a slur on the training arrangements currently in place in this country?With intense anger, I repeat, how dare she cast a slur on my character?
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Verb table
slur
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyslur
he, she, itslurs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyslurred
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave slurred
he, she, ithas slurred
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad slurred
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill slur
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have slurred
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam slurring
he, she, itis slurring
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you, we, theyare slurring
Past
I, he, she, itwas slurring
you, we, theywere slurring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been slurring
he, she, ithas been slurring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been slurring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be slurring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been slurring
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