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slow down

slow down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slow down

Definition
(verb) lose velocity; move more slowly
Synonyms : decelerate , retard , slow , slow up
Example Sentence
  • The car decelerated

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

Definition
(verb) cause to proceed more slowly
Synonyms : slow , slow up
Example Sentence
  • The illness slowed him down

Definition
(verb) reduce the speed of
Synonyms : decelerate
Example Sentence
  • He slowed down the car

Definition
(verb) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
Synonyms : decompress , loosen up , relax , unbend , unwind
Example Sentence
  • He relaxed in the hot tub
  • Let's all relax after a hard day's work

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