Slow - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sləʊ|  American pronunciation of the word slow
Brit.  |sləʊ|  British pronunciation of the word slow


- lose velocity; move more slowly (syn: decelerate, retard)
- become slow or slower (syn: slack, slacken)
Production slowed
- cause to proceed more slowly
The illness slowed him down


- slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity (syn: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse)
worked with the slow students
- so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness (syn: boring, dull, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome)
- (of business) not active or brisk (syn: dull, sluggish)
business is dull (or slow)


- without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly') (syn: easy, slowly)
he spoke slowly
please go slow so I can see the sights
- of timepieces (syn: behind)
the clock is almost an hour slow

Extra examples

The buyers were slow to act, and the house was sold to someone else.

He was a quiet boy who seldom spoke, and some people thought he was a little slow.

Business is slow during the summer.

The first few chapters are slow, but after that it gets better.

My computer is working slow. need to go slow with this experiment, or you'll make mistakes...

The car slowed and gradually came to a stop.

The extra weight slowed the truck.

She is very slow to act.

She cooked the broth on a slow fire.

John was very slow in keeping an appointment.

Slow and steady wins the race.

He usually drives very slow.

The watch runs slow.

The severe snowstorm has slowed the traffic down.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: slow
he/she/it: slows
present participle: slowing
past tense: slowed
past participle: slowed
comparative: slower
superlative: slowest
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