slacken


slacken

verb

Definition of SLACKEN

1
to make less taut <you'll need to slacken the rope a bit to get it free of that post>
Synonyms ease, loosen, relax, slack
Related Words detach, free, unbind, undo, unfasten, untie
Near Antonyms attach, bind, fasten, tie; constrain, restrain
2
to cause to move or proceed at a less rapid pace <drivers need to slacken their speed as they approach the sharp curve>

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