Talk:slough

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It says the verb is transitive, but the example sentence uses it intransitively. —This unsigned comment was added by 137.111.219.177 (talk).

Yes and no. This is a passive use of the verb, so it will necessarily look intransitive. An active use would be "The snake sloughed its skin." --EncycloPetey 15:59, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
The example sentence is "A week after he was burned, a layer of skin on his arm sloughed off." That isn't passive; that's flat-out intransitive. Passive would be "a layer of skin on his arm was sloughed off" or "...got sloughed off". —Angr 23:45, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Audio clip[edit]

The US audio clip under Etymology 1 is too short; it sometimes cuts off the final -f sound.