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slack (v)
Definition: make less active or fast
Example: He slackened his pace as he got tired. Don't relax your efforts now.
Definition: make less active or fast
Example: He slackened his pace as he got tired. Don't relax your efforts now.
Definition: make less active or fast
Example: He slackened his pace as he got tired. Don't relax your efforts now.
slack (v)
Definition: make less active or intense
Definition: make less active or intense
Definition: make less active or intense
slack (v)
Definition: be inattentive to, or neglect
Example: He slacks his attention.
Definition: be inattentive to, or neglect
Example: He slacks his attention.
Definition: be inattentive to, or neglect
Example: He slacks his attention.
slack (n)
Definition: the quality of being loose (not taut)
Example: he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope.
Definition: the quality of being loose (not taut)
Example: he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope.
Definition: the quality of being loose (not taut)
Example: he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope.
slack (a)
Definition: lacking in rigor or strictness
Example: such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable. lax in attending classes. slack in maintaining discipline.
Definition: lacking in rigor or strictness
Example: such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable. lax in attending classes. slack in maintaining discipline.
Definition: lacking in rigor or strictness
Example: such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable. lax in attending classes. slack in maintaining discipline.
slack (a)
Definition: not tense or taut
Example: the old man's skin hung loose and grey. slack and wrinkled skin. slack sails. a slack rope.
Definition: not tense or taut
Example: the old man's skin hung loose and grey. slack and wrinkled skin. slack sails. a slack rope.
Definition: not tense or taut
Example: the old man's skin hung loose and grey. slack and wrinkled skin. slack sails. a slack rope. a slack grip.
slack (v)
Definition: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Example: slack lime.
Definition: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Example: slack lime.
Definition: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Example: slack lime.
slack (n)
Definition: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
Definition: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
Definition: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
slack (v)
Definition: release tension on
Example: slack the rope.
Definition: release tension on
Example: slack the rope.
Definition: release tension on
Example: slack the rope.
slack (n)
Definition: a stretch of water without current or movement
Example: suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless.
Definition: a stretch of water without current or movement
Example: suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless.
Definition: a stretch of water without current or movement
Example: suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless.
slack (n)
Definition: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Example: the team went into a slump. a gradual slack in output. a drop-off in attendance. a falloff in quality.
Definition: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Example: the team went into a slump. a gradual slack in output. a drop-off in attendance. a falloff in quality.
Definition: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Example: the team went into a slump. a gradual slack in output. a drop-off in attendance. a falloff in quality.
slack (v)
Definition: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
Definition: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
Definition: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
slack (a)
Definition: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
Example: slack water.
Definition: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
Example: slack water.
Definition: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
Example: slack water.
slack (n)
Definition: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
Example: he took up the slack.
Definition: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
Example: he took up the slack.
Definition: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
Example: he took up the slack.
slack (v)
Definition: become less in amount or intensity
Example: The storm abated. The rain let up after a few hours.
Definition: become less in amount or intensity
Example: The storm abated. The rain let up after a few hours.
Definition: become less in amount or intensity
Example: The storm abated. The rain let up after a few hours.
slack (n)
Definition: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
Definition: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
Definition: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
slack (v)
Definition: become slow or slower
Example: Production slowed.
Definition: become slow or slower
Example: Production slowed.
Definition: become slow or slower
Example: Production slowed.