slit

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/slɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slit)

Inflections of 'slit' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
slits
v 3rd person singular
slitting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
slit
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
slit
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slit /slɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  slit, slit•ting, n. 
v. [+ object]
  1. to make a long cut or opening in:to slit a dress.
  2. to cut into strips;
    split.

n. [countable]
  1. a straight, narrow cut or opening:a slit in the skirt.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
slit  (slit),USA pronunciation v.,  slit, slit•ting, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to cut apart or open along a line;
    make a long cut, fissure, or opening in.
  2. to cut or rend into strips;
    split.

n. 
  1. a straight, narrow cut, opening, or aperture.
slitless, adj. 
slitlike′, adj. 
  • 1175–1225; Middle English slitte (noun, nominal), slitten (verb, verbal); cognate with German schlitzen to split, slit; akin to Old English slite a slit, geslit a bite, slītan to split; see slice

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slit /slɪt/ vb (slits, slitting, slit)(transitive)
  1. to make a straight long incision in; split open
  2. to cut into strips lengthwise
n
  1. a long narrow cut
  2. a long narrow opening
Etymology: Old English slītan to slice; related to Old Norse slita, Old High German slīzen

ˈslitter n
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