HyperDic: slow_down

English > 5 senses of the expression slow down:
VERBchangeslow down, decelerate, slow, slow up, retardlose velocity
changeslow down, slow, slow up, slack, slackenbecome slow or slower
changeslow down, slow, slow upcause to proceed more slowly
changeslow down, deceleratereduce the speed of
bodyslow down, relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompressbecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease
English > slow down: 5 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningLose velocity; move more slowly.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdecelerate, slow, slow up, retard
Narrowerdelay, detain, hold upCause to be slowed ... / slowed down or delayed
slow, slow down, slow upCause to proceed more slowly
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Oppositeaccelerate, speed up, speed, quickenMove faster
Spanishaminorar, desacelerar, frenar, ralentizar
Catalanalentir, desaccelerar, frenar
Nounsslowdownthe act of slowing ... / slowing down or falling behind
English > slow down: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome slow or slower.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsslow, slow up, slack, slacken
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
Spanishaflojar, aminorar, frenar, retardar
Catalanalentir, frenar, minorar, moderar, remolejar, retardar, ronsejar, sornejar
Nounsslowdownthe act of slowing ... / slowing down or falling behind
English > slow down: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause to proceed more slowly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsslow, slow up
Narrowerbog down, bogCause to slow down or get stuck
clog, constipateimpede with a clog or as if with a clog
Broaderdecelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardLose velocity
Spanishatrasar, demorar, desacelerar, frenar, retardar
Catalanalentir, demorar, frenar, retardar
Nounsslowdownthe act of slowing ... / slowing down or falling behind
English > slow down: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningReduce the speed of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymdecelerate
Narrowerfishtailslow down by moving the tail sideways
moderatemake less fast or intense
retardCause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeaccelerate, speed, speed upCause to move faster
Spanishdesacelerar, ralentizar
Catalandesaccelerar, descelerar
Nounsslowdownthe act of slowing ... / slowing down or falling behind
English > slow down: 5 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningBecome less tense, rest, or take one's ease.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody's (body part) ----s
ModelSam and Sue slow down
Synonymsrelax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress
Caused byrelax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxedCause to feel relaxed
Narrowersit back, take it easySettle into a comfortable sitting position
vege out, vegetateEngage in passive relaxation
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositetense, tense upBecome tense, nervous, or uneasy
Spanishmitigar, relajar
Catalanrelaxar

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