a slow start

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a slow start

: lack of success at first
  • Despite a slow start at the box office, the movie's popularity has increased steadily.
  • The team got off to a slow start this season but is playing well now.

Word by Word Definitions

slow play
  1. : mentally dull : stupid

  2. : naturally inert or sluggish

  3. : lacking in readiness, promptness, or willingness

  1. : slowly

  1. : to make slow or slower : slacken the speed of

  2. : to go or become slower

start play
  1. : to move suddenly and violently : spring

  2. : to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

  3. : to issue with sudden force

  1. : a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

  2. : a brief and sudden action or movement

  3. : a sudden capricious impulse or outburst


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