TO cut somone (usually with a samurai sword) with such skill and speed that they do nor tealise they have been cut untill you`v struck a cool pose or killed their buddies, then they either slowly slide in half or explode in a bloody um...explosion...
this effect is used in movies such as kill bill and many animes but it only received a name after the game Shinobi was released for the playstation 2 in 1999 (?)
`I tated that guy so hardcore`
`the guy crept up and tated me, I didnt realise till I was brushing my teeth the next morning and my arm fell off`
`Uma thurman can really tate (tait)`