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Slack

[n] a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took of the slack"
[n] the condition of being loose (not taut); "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
[n] a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in slack water"
[n] a noticeable decline in performance; "the team went into a slump"; "a sudden slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in automobile sales"
[adj] lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
[adj] flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water"
[adj] lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
[adj] not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
[v] cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water, as of lime
[v] become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"
[v] make less active or intense
[v] become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
[v] make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
[v] release tension on; "slack the rope"
[v] be inattentive to, or neglect, as of duties; "He slacks his attention"
[v] avoid responsibilities and work, be idle


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