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.
Recent Examples of slacken from the Web
But admiration can anesthetize: Robins tends to numb and slacken the story of Trilling’s life, the better to cut and separate its layers without causing any pain.
Trump wrote on Sunday, reviving a prolific Twitter habit that had slackened during his days on the road.
Huawei, a private company, has seen its pace of growth slacken recently, says Kathie Hackler, an analyst with the research firm Gartner who covers telecom equipment makers.
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First Known Use of slacken
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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