slack

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Definitions for slack

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

    lax loose mire slack water falling off quagmire slump quag drop-off slackness morass falloff let up slow down relax slack off slow up slake die away slacken abate slow slack up

    Antonyms for slack

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    Holonyms for slack

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    Hyponyms for slack

    air-slake

    Hypernyms for slack

    cord peat bog declension junk looseness stretch worsening rubble play deterioration debris detritus bog decline in quality dust diminish weaken fiddle lessen loosen shirk hydrate fall loose shrink from decrease minify neglect goldbrick

    Meronyms for slack

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    Sounds like slack

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