slow on the uptake

Definition of slow on the uptake

  1. :  slow to comprehend Being slow on the uptake, I didn't realize what was going on at first.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  understanding, comprehension

    :  a flue leading upward

    :  an act or instance of absorbing and incorporating especially into a living organism, tissue, or cell

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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