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English verb: slacken

1. slacken (change) become slow or slower


SamplesProduction slowed.


Synonymsslack, slow, slow down, slow up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)weaken

2. slacken (change) make less active or fast


SamplesHe slackened his pace as he got tired.
Don't relax your efforts now.


Synonymsrelax, slack, slack up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify

3. slacken (change) become looser or slack


SamplesThe rope slackened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)weaken

4. slacken (change) make slack as by lessening tension or firmness


Synonymsremit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)loose, loosen


Narrower (hyponym)douse, dowse


Causeslacken









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