Meaning: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce
Meaning: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
Meaning: cut open; "she slashed her wrists"
Meaning: cut drastically; "Prices were slashed"
A Wall Street raid is not a fang slash.
"I'll teach you to slash my aeroplane! Come with me!"
The prize-fighting apes and tigers will die all in good time in the course of natural evolution, but they will not die so long as the cowardly, somnambulistic apes and tigers club and scratch and slash.