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English verb: slow up

1. slow up (change) become slow or slower

SamplesProduction slowed.

Synonymsslack, slacken, slow, slow down

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

Broader (hypernym)weaken

2. slow up (change) cause to proceed more slowly

SamplesThe illness slowed him down.

Synonymsslow, slow down

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

Broader (hypernym)decelerate, retard, slow, slow down, slow up

Narrower (hyponym)bog, bog down, clog, constipate

3. slow up (change) lose velocity; move more slowly

SamplesThe car decelerated.

Synonymsdecelerate, retard, slow, slow down

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Narrower (hyponym)delay, detain, hold up, slow, slow down, slow up

Antonymsaccelerate, quicken, speed up, speed

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