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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...

slow+lack

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