Slack - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality (syn: drop-off, slump)
- the quality of being loose (not taut) (syn: slackness)
- be inattentive to, or neglect
- make less active or intense (syn: abate, slake)
- become less in amount or intensity (syn: abate, die away, let up, slack off)
- cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water (syn: slake)
a slack rope
a slack grip
His broken arm hung slack at his side.
The rope suddenly went slack.
He accused the government of slack supervision of nuclear technology.
They need to stop slacking and get down to work.
...the skipper ordered the crew to slack off the sheets on the mainsail...
He showed himself as a very slack workman.
After such a trip he felt absolutely slack.
If Sue gets a job, Mike will have to take up the slack at home.
Take the horse to the stable, and slack his girths.
I slacked my pace.
At the end of the academic year he felt very tired and slacked his efforts in his studies.
The wind slacked off a bit.
The rain slacked and died.
The negotiations slack, that's quite dangerous.
Keep the rope slack until I tell you to pull it.
present participle: slacking
past tense: slacked
past participle: slacked
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