What does the word slough mean?

Usage examples for slough

  1. Mrs. Baker thought that the sooner one was allowed to slough off the gaucheries of the Young Person, the better. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. You wouldn't slough me at this gravel- pit, after you promised? – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  3. I can see the open Everglades within four or five miles, and there is something that looks like a slough that is only half as far away. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock