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slackens

verb
present tense third-person singular of slacken

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1 to make less taut
  • you'll need to slacken the rope a bit to get it free of that post

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2 to cause to move or proceed at a less rapid pace
  • drivers need to slacken their speed as they approach the sharp curve

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“Slackens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slackens. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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