HyperDic: slack

English > 17 senses of the word slack:
ADJECTIVEallslack, loosenot tense or taut
allslackflowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
allslack, laxlacking in rigor or strictness
NOUNsubstanceslackdust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
processslack, slump, drop-off, falloff, falling offa noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
objectslack, slack watera stretch of water without current or movement
objectslack, mire, quagmire, quag, morassa soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
attributeslack, slacknessthe quality of being loose (not taut)
artifactslacka cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
VERBsocialslackavoid responsibilities and work, be idle
cognitionslackbe inattentive to, or neglect
changeslackrelease tension on
changeslack, slacken, slack up, relaxmake less active or fast
changeslack, slow, slow down, slow up, slackenbecome slow or slower
changeslack, slake, abatemake less active / active / active or intense
changeslack, abate, let up, slack off, die awaybecome less in amount or intensity
changeslack, slakecause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
slack > pronunciation
Soundsslae'k
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > slack: 17 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot tense or taut.
Examples
  • "slack and wrinkled skin"
  • "slack sails"
  • "a slack rope"
Synonymloose
BroaderlaxLacking in strength or firmness or resilience
Nounsslacka cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
slack, slacknessthe quality of being loose (not taut)
Adverbsslacklyin a relaxed manner
English > slack: 17 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFlowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide.
Example"slack water"
Broaderstanding(of fluids) not moving or flowing
Spanishflojo
Nounsslacka stretch of water without current or movement
English > slack: 17 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking in rigor or strictness.
Example "slack in maintaining discipline"
Synonymlax
BroadernegligentCharacterized by neglect and undue lack of concern
Spanishdescuidado
Catalandescuidat
Nounsslacknessthe quality of being lax and neglectful
English > slack: 17 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningdust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve.
Broaderdebris, dust, junk, rubble, detritusThe remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Spanishcarbonilla
Verbsslackcause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
English > slack: 17 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA noticeable deterioration in performance or quality.
Example "a gradual slack in output"
Synonymsslump, drop-off, falloff, falling off
Broaderdeterioration, decline in quality, declension, worseningProcess of changing to an inferior state
Spanishbajón, caída
Catalancaiguda, davallada
Verbsslackmake less active or fast
slackmake less active / active / active or intense
slackbecome slow or slower
English > slack: 17 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA stretch of water without current or movement.
Example"suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"
Synonymslack water
BroaderstretchA large and unbroken expanse or distance
Adjectivesslackflowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
English > slack: 17 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.
Synonymsmire, quagmire, quag, morass
Broaderbog, peat bogwet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation
Spanishbarrizal, cenagal, ciénaga, fangal, lodacero, lodazal, moca, pantano, tolla, tremedal
Catalanfangar, fanguera, fanguissar, pantà, zona pantanosa
English > slack: 17 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being loose (not taut).
Example"he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
Synonymslackness
Broaderlooseness, playmovement or space for movement
Spanishflojedad
Catalanfluixedat, fluixesa
Adjectivesslacknot tense or taut
Verbsslackrelease tension on
English > slack: 17 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely.
Example"he took up the slack"
BroadercordA line made of twisted fibers or threads
Adjectivesslacknot tense or taut
Verbsslackrelease tension on
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningavoid responsibilities and work, be idle.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderfiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickavoid (one's assigned duties)
Spanishgallofear, gandulear, haraganear, holgazanear, remolonear, zanganear
Catalandropejar, gallofejar, gandulejar, mandrejar, remolejar, ronsejar, sornejar
Nounsslackera person who shirks / shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
slackingthe evasion of work or duty
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningBe inattentive to, or neglect.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He slacks his attention"
Broaderneglectfail to attend to
Spanishdesatender
Catalandescurar, dropejar, gallofejar, gandulejar, mandrejar, remolejar, ronsejar, sornejar
Nounsslackingthe evasion of work or duty
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningRelease tension on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"slack the rope"
Broaderloosen, loosemake loose or looser
Spanishaflojar, destensar, flaquear, remolonear
Catalanafluixar, destesar, flaquejar
Nounsslacka cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
slackthe quality of being loose (not taut)
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake less active or fast.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He slackened his pace as he got tired"
Synonymsslacken, slack up, relax
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishaflojar, moderar, remitir, soltarse
Catalanafluixar, alentir, deixar anar, moderar, remetre
Nounsslacka noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome slow or slower.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsslow, slow down, slow up, slacken
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishaflojar, aminorar, frenar, retardar
Catalanalentir, frenar, minorar, moderar, remolejar, retardar, ronsejar, sornejar
Nounsslacka noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningmake less active / active / active or intense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsslake, abate
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishaflojar, amainar, disminuir, mitigar, reducir
Catalanamainar, amansir, asserenar, debilitar, defallir, disminuir, mitigar, reduir
Nounsslacka noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningBecome less in amount or intensity.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsabate, let up, slack off, die away
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishamainar, amansar, ceder, mitigar
Catalanamainar, amansir-se, asserenar-se, cedir, cessar, encalmar-se, morir, parar
English > slack: 17 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningCause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"slack lime"
Synonymslake
Narrowerair-slakeAlter by exposure to air with conversion at least in part to a carbonate
BroaderhydrateCause to be hydrated
Spanishapagar
Catalanapagar
Nounsslackdust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

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