how to pronounce slough

slʌf

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“… from Slough to London but his escape was …”

meanings of slough

noun:

  1. Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.
  2. The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.
  3. A type of swamp or shallow lake system, typically formed as or by the backwater of a larger waterway, similar to a bayou with trees.
  4. A secondary channel of a river delta, usually flushed by the tide.
  5. A muddy or marshy area.
  6. A small pond, often alkaline, many but not all formed by glacial potholes.
  7. A state of depression.

verb:

  1. To discard.
  2. To commit truancy, be absent from school without permission. (compare ditch).
  3. To shed (skin).
  4. To slide off (like a layer of skin).

name:

  1. A borough and unitary authority (Slough Borough Council) in Berkshire.
  2. A town in east Berkshire, England (formerly Buckinghamshire), close to Heathrow Airport.

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