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SLUE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does slue mean? 

SLUE (verb)
  The verb SLUE has 2 senses:

1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly
2. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

  Familiarity information: SLUE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLUE (verb)


Sense 1slue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn sharply; change direction abruptly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

trend; swerve; slue; slew; sheer; veer; curve; cut

Context examples:

The car cut to the left at the intersection / The motorbike veered to the right

Hypernyms (to "slue" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slue"):

peel off (leave a formation)

yaw (swerve off course momentarily)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2slue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

slide; slew; slue; slip; skid

Context example:

the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Hypernyms (to "slue" is one way to...):

glide (move smoothly and effortlessly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slue"):

submarine (move forward or under in a sliding motion)

skid (slide without control)

side-slip (slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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