Slacken - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈslækən|  American pronunciation of the word slacken
Brit.  |ˈslæk(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word slacken


- become slow or slower (syn: slack, slow)
- make less active or fast (syn: relax, slack, slack up)
He slackened his pace as he got tired
- become looser or slack
the rope slackened
- make slack as by lessening tension or firmness (syn: remit)

Extra examples

Sales show no sign of slackening.

As he began to relax, his grip on the steering wheel slackened.

The captain ordered us to slacken the sails.

At last her clenched hands slackened away from his neck.

The rain is slackening.

Demand is slackening.

Please slacken your speed.

He slackened his pace as he got tired

Word forms

I/you/we/they: slacken
he/she/it: slackens
present participle: slackening
past tense: slackened
past participle: slackened
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