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slashing

[′slash·iŋ]
(textiles)
The stiffening of warp yarn before the spinning operation, using a solution of oil and starch.
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The vandal then slashes all four tyres on the car and bends open the driver's side front and back doors, before slashing the tyres of a neighbour's car and then leaving.
Tenders are invited for Poker Hill Slashing & PCT
Britain's government has pledged to cut energy bills by [pounds sterling]50 a year, via a series of measures, while four out of the UK's 'Big Six' energy companies have revealed that they are either slashing household bills or not raising prices until 2015.
SUPERMARKET Tesco has ramped up broadband wars by slashing their prices to just PS2 a month.
George Osborne here is following the same policies by slashing corporation tax from 28 per cent to 20 per cent, yet it shows no signs of working whatsoever.
The government has relied heavily on slashing Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) during the last three years to finance the yawning fiscal deficit caused by phenomenal increase in current expenditure.
The DAA has responded by slashing prices at its long-term parking bays to as little as EUR4.
The yobs then turned on her, pushing her back inside the house and slashing her across the body.
2 : to reduce sharply <The store is slashing prices.
THE vandalism on New Year's Day was not the first incidence of tyre slashing in Blyth.
TYRE slashing yobs caused thousands of pounds of damage in a drunken rampage.