HyperDic: slacken

English > 4 senses of the word slacken:
VERBchangeslacken, slow, slow down, slow up, slackbecome slow or slower
changeslacken, slack, slack up, relaxmake less active or fast
changeslackenbecome looser or slack
changeslacken, remitmake slack as by lessening tension or firmness
slacken > pronunciation
Soundsslae'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > slacken: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome slow or slower.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsslow, slow down, slow up, slack
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishaflojar, aminorar, frenar, retardar
Catalanalentir, frenar, minorar, moderar, remolejar, retardar, ronsejar, sornejar
English > slacken: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake less active or fast.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He slackened his pace as he got tired"
Synonymsslack, slack up, relax
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishaflojar, moderar, remitir, soltarse
Catalanafluixar, alentir, deixar anar, moderar, remetre
English > slacken: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome looser or slack.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the rope slackened"
Caused byslacken, remitmake slack as by lessening tension or firmness
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
See alsoslacken offbecome less intense
Spanishaflojarse, aflojar, soltarse
Catalanafluixar-se, afluixar, deixar anar, soltar
English > slacken: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake slack as by lessening tension or firmness.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymremit
Cause toslackenBecome looser or slack
Narrowerdouse, dowseslacken
Broaderloosen, loosemake loose or looser
Spanishaflojarse, aflojar, remitir
Catalandisminuir, reduir-se
Nounsslackeningan occurrence of control or strength weakening

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