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slack

slack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slack

Definition
(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
Definition
(noun) a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Synonyms : drop-off , falling off , falloff , slump
Example Sentence
  • the team went into a slump
  • a gradual slack in output
  • a drop-off in attendance
  • a falloff in quality

Definition
(noun) a stretch of water without current or movement
Synonyms : slack water
Example Sentence
  • suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless

Definition
(noun) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
Synonyms : mire , morass , quag , quagmire

Definition
(noun) the quality of being loose (not taut)
Synonyms : slackness
Example Sentence
  • he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope

Definition
(noun) a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
Example Sentence
  • he took up the slack

Definition
(verb) avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
Definition
(verb) be inattentive to, or neglect
Example Sentence
  • He slacks his attention

Definition
(verb) release tension on
Example Sentence
  • slack the rope

Definition
(verb) make less active or fast
Synonyms : relax , slack up , slacken
Example Sentence
  • He slackened his pace as he got tired
  • Don't relax your efforts now

Definition
(verb) become slow or slower
Synonyms : slacken , slow , slow down , slow up
Example Sentence
  • Production slowed

Definition
(verb) make less active or intense
Synonyms : abate , slake

Definition
(verb) become less in amount or intensity
Synonyms : abate , die away , let up , slack off
Example Sentence
  • The storm abated
  • The rain let up after a few hours

Definition
(verb) cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Synonyms : slake
Example Sentence
  • slack lime

Definition
(adj) not tense or taut
Synonyms : loose
Example Sentence
  • the old man's skin hung loose and grey
  • slack and wrinkled skin
  • slack sails
  • a slack rope

Definition
(adj) flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
Example Sentence
  • slack water

Definition
(adj) lacking in rigor or strictness
Synonyms : lax
Example Sentence
  • such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable
  • lax in attending classes
  • slack in maintaining discipline

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slack

s-lack is the lack of speed. s-lack is the lack of Stiffness...
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by prksandeep

slow+lack
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by Tapasya

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