slack off

Definition of slack off

  1. 1 :  to do something with less effort or energy than before I was exercising regularly last summer, but I've been slacking off recently.

  2. 2 :  to become less active, forceful, etc. Their business has been slacking off in recent months.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  not using due diligence, care, or dispatch :  negligent

    :  characterized by slowness, sluggishness, or lack of energy

    :  moderate in some quality

  1. :  to be or become slack

    :  to shirk or evade work or duty

    :  to be slack or negligent in performing or doing

  1. :  cessation in movement or flow

    :  a part of something that hangs loose without strain

    :  a dull season or period

  1. :  a pass between hills

  1. :  the finest screenings of coal produced at a mine unusable as fuel unless cleaned

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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