Definition of slacken
Examples of slacken in a sentence
Sales show no sign of slackening.
As he began to relax, his grip on the steering wheel slackened.
The captain ordered us to slacken the sails.
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Synonym Discussion of slacken
SLACKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slacken for English Language Learners
: to become slower or less active : to slow down
: to make (something) slower or less active
: to become less tight or to make (something) less tight
SLACKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of slacken for Students
1 : to make slower or less energetic <The wind slackened.>
2 : to make less tight or firm <She slackened the reins.>
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