a slow start

Definition of a slow start

  1. :  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

slowplay
  1. :  mentally dull :  stupid

    :  naturally inert or sluggish

    :  lacking in readiness, promptness, or willingness

  1. :  slowly

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

    :  to go or become slower

startplay
  1. :  to move suddenly and violently :  spring

    :  to react with a sudden brief involuntary movement

    :  to issue with sudden force

  1. :  a sudden involuntary bodily movement or reaction

    :  a brief and sudden action or movement

    :  a sudden capricious impulse or outburst


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