SLEW: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SLEW?

Need another word that means the same as “slew”? Find 48 synonyms and 30 related words for “slew” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Slew” are: skid, slide, slip, slue, curve, cut, sheer, swerve, trend, veer, glide, move smoothly, slither, skim, skate, glissade, coast, plane, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, turning aside, turning away, turning, diversion, drawing away

Slew as a Noun

Definitions of "Slew" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “slew” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent.
  • A large number or amount or extent.
  • A violent or uncontrollable sliding movement.
Definitions of "Slew" as a noun

Synonyms of "Slew" as a noun (30 Words)

batchA number of things or people regarded as a group or set.
Batch production.
dealThe set of hands dealt to the players.
Working mothers get a bad deal.
diversionAn alternative route for use by traffic when the usual road is temporarily closed.
People in search of diversion.
drawing awayAn illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper.
flockA church congregation guided by a pastor.
A flock of gulls.
good dealThat which is pleasing or valuable or useful.
great dealA person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field.
hatfulA large number or amount or extent.
heapA large amount or number of.
They climbed back in the heap and headed home.
lotThe choice resulting from deciding something by lot.
They were an angry lot.
massAny of the main portions in a painting or drawing that each have some unity in colour, lighting, or some other quality.
We get masses of homework.
messA meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel.
The house was a mess.
mickle(often followed by `of’) a large number or amount or extent.
mintA candy that is flavored with a mint oil.
There are many other mints with distinct aromas.
mountainA land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill.
A mountain of paperwork.
muckle(often followed by `of’) a large number or amount or extent.
passelA large number or amount or extent.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
peckA United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches.
He wants a little more peck.
pileA large imposing building or group of buildings.
He placed the books in a neat pile.
plenty(often followed by `of’) a large number or amount or extent.
Such natural phenomena as famine and plenty.
raftA small inflatable rubber or plastic boat, especially one for use in emergencies.
Great rafts of cormorants often 5 000 strong.
sightA person’s view or consideration.
There were reports of a man on the roof aiming a rifle and looking through its sights.
spateA large number or amount or extent.
A spate of attacks on holidaymakers.
stackA chimney, especially one on a factory, or a vertical exhaust pipe on a vehicle.
The new premises provided a reading room and a stack room.
tidy sumReceptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials.
turningThe act of turning away or in the opposite direction.
Take the first turning on the right.
turning asideA division during which one team is on the offensive.
turning awayThe act of turning away or in the opposite direction.
Synonyms of "Slew" as a noun (30 Words)

Usage Examples of "Slew" as a noun

  • A slew of journalists.
  • I was assaulted by the thump and slew of the van.
Usage Examples of "Slew" as a noun

Slew as a Verb

Definitions of "Slew" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “slew” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • (of an electronic device) undergo slewing.
  • Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.
  • Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner.
  • Turn or slide violently or uncontrollably.
Definitions of "Slew" as a verb

Synonyms of "Slew" as a verb (18 Words)

coastSail along the coast especially in order to carry cargo.
Colchester coasted to victory.
curveForm or cause to form a curve.
The road curved sharply.
cutCut down on make a reduction in.
Cut grain.
glideFly in or as if in a glider plane.
Slide your hands firmly across the shoulders then glide them down.
glissadePerform a glissade in ballet.
We wobbled down the line of ascent, glissading when we could.
move smoothlyHave a turn; make one’s move in a game.
planeCut or remove with or as if with a plane.
Plane the top of the door.
sheerCause to sheer.
She sheered her car around the obstacle.
skatePerform a specified figure on skates.
Double eight figures skated entirely on one foot.
skidMove a heavy object on skids.
He skidded his car.
skimMove or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of.
He bent to pick up a small pebble skimming it across the glittering water.
slideMove smoothly along a surface while maintaining continuous contact with it.
She slid down the bank into the water.
slipBe behaving in a way that is not up to one’s usual level of performance.
The ship slipped away in the darkness.
slitherMove smoothly over a surface with a twisting or oscillating motion.
I spied a baby adder slithering away.
slueTurn sharply; change direction abruptly.
swerveChange or cause to change direction abruptly.
A lorry swerved across her path.
trend(of a topic) be the subject of many posts on a social media website or application within a short period of time.
I ve just taken a quick look at what s trending on Twitter right now.
veerChange direction suddenly.
The wind veered a point.

Usage Examples of "Slew" as a verb

  • He slewed the aircraft round before it settled on the runway.
  • The Renault slewed from side to side in the snow.

Associations of "Slew" (30 Words)

anticlockwiseIn a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move.
An anticlockwise direction.
axisAn imaginary line about which a body rotates.
The variable that is thought of as a cause is placed on the horizontal axis and the variable that is thought of as an effect on the vertical axis.
bendBend one s back forward from the waist on down.
We cannot bend the rules even for Darren.
crimpA small connecting piece for crimping wires or lines together.
Mum crimped my hair for the party.
curveCurved segment of a road or river or railroad track etc.
Her dress twisted tightly round her generous curves.
deviateA person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior.
Those who deviate from society s values.
garbleA garbled account or transmission.
Most readers assumed the word was a typographical garble.
kinkForm a curl curve or kink.
Though the system is making some headway there are still some kinks to iron out.
meanderingProceeding in a convoluted or undirected fashion.
In the course of his meanderings through the city.
perverseDeviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good.
Films depicting behaviour which seemed perverse or deviant were seen as more suitable for private therapy than for public consumption.
pervertA person whose sexual behaviour is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable.
He was charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
plaitMake something by forming material into a plait or plaits.
She wore her dark hair in plaits.
revolveTurn on or around an axis or a center.
Overhead the fan revolved slowly.
rotateExchange on a regular basis.
Radial tyres should only be rotated from front to rear on the same side.
rotationThe conceptual operation of turning a system about an axis.
The rotation of the dancer kept time with the music.
skewNeither parallel nor at right angles to a specified or implied line askew crooked.
The distributions were skewed to the right.
somersaultDo a somersault.
His car somersaulted into a ditch.
spinSpin dry clothes.
This method is used to spin filaments from syrups.
stackFill or cover a place or surface with stacks of things.
Stack your books up on the shelves.
swerveAn erratic deflection from an intended course.
A lorry swerved across her path.
turnTurning or twisting around in place.
Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword.
twistTwist suddenly so as to sprain.
He grabbed the man and twisted his arm behind his back.
twisted(of a personality or a way of thinking) unpleasantly or unhealthily abnormal; warped.
Many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality.
veerChange direction suddenly.
An oil tanker that had veered off course.
whirlMove or cause to move rapidly round and round.
A kaleidoscope of images whirled through her brain.
windWind instruments or specifically woodwind instruments forming a band or a section of an orchestra.
Paddy s wife handed him their six month old daughter to be winded.
wormAn earthworm.
I wormed her over a course of three weeks.
wrenchTurn something especially a nut or bolt with a wrench.
The wrench to his knee occurred as he fell.
wrestDistort the meaning or interpretation of (something) to suit one’s own interests or views.
They wanted people to wrest control of their lives from impersonal bureaucracies.
yaw(of a moving ship or aircraft) twist or oscillate about a vertical axis.
The yawing motion of the ship.

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