Found 3 items, similar to slack.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
adj 1: not tense or taut; “the old man's skin hung loose and gray”
“slack and wrinkled skin”
; “slack sails”
; “a slack
2: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; “flaccid
; “took his lax hand in hers”
; “gave a limp
; “a limp gesture as if waving away all desire
G.K.Chesterton; “a slack grip”
3: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the
tide; “slack water”
4: lacking in rigor or strictness; “such lax and slipshod ways
are no longer acceptable”
; “lax in attending classes”
“slack in maintaining discipline”
v 1: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
2: be inattentive to, or neglect; “He slacks his attention”
3: release tension on; “slack the rope”
4: make less active or fast; “He slackened his pace as he got
; “Don't relax your efforts now”
, slack up
5: become slow or slower; “Production slowed”
, slow down
, slow up
6: make less active or intense [syn: slake
7: become less in amount or intensity; “The storm abated”
rain let up after a few hours”
, let up
, slack off
, die away
8: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; “slack
n 1: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and
coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed
over a sieve
2: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; “the
team went into a slump”
; “a gradual slack in output”
drop-off in attendance”
; “a falloff in quality”
, falling off
3: a stretch of water without current or movement; “suddenly
they were in slack water”
4: the condition of being loose (not taut); “he hadn't counted
on the slackness of the rope”
5: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; “he took up
English → English
, Slacken \Slack"en\
, v. t.
1. To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack
a rope; to slacken a bandage. --Wycklif (Acts xxvii. 40)
2. To neglect; to be remiss in. [Obs.] --Shak.
Slack not the pressage. --Dryden.
3. To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water;
to slake; as, to slack lime.
4. To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or
less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken
industry. “Rancor for to slack.”
I should be grieved, young prince, to think my
Unbent your thoughts, and slackened 'em to arms.
In this business of growing rich, poor men should
slack their pace. --South.
With such delay
Well plased, they slack their course. --Milton.
5. To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to
To respite, or deceive, or slack thy pain
Of this ill mansion. --Milton.
, lime slacked by exposure to the air, in
consequence of the absorption of carton dioxide and water,
by which it is converted into carbonate of lime and
hydrate of lime.
Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon
it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
, Slacken \Slack"en\
, v. i. [imp. & p. p.
; p. pr. & vb. n. Slacking
.] [See Slack
1. To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to
decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry
2. To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.
3. To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination
with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.
4. To abate; to become less violent.
Whence these raging fires
Will slacken, if his breath stir not their flames.
5. To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of
6. To languish; to fail; to flag.
7. To end; to cease; to desist; to slake. [Obs.]
That through your death your lineage should slack.
They will not of that firste purpose slack.
, n. [Icel. slakki a slope on a mountain edge.]
A valley, or small, shallow dell. [Prov. Eng.] --Grose.
, a. [Compar. Slacker
; superl. Slackest
slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G.
schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose,
to throw. Cf. Slake
Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a
2. Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand. --Milton.
3. Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not
earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as
some men count slackness. --2 Pet. iii.
4. Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as,
business is slack. “With slack pace.”
C?sar . . . about sunset, hoisting sail with a slack
southwest, at midnight was becalmed. --Milton.
Slack in stays
(Naut.), slow in going about, as a ship.
, the time when the tide runs slowly, or the
water is at rest; or the interval between the flux and
reflux of the tide.
, navigation in a stream the depth of
which has been increased, and the current diminished, by a
dam or dams.
Syn: Loose; relaxed; weak; remiss; backward; abated;
diminished; inactive; slow; tardy; dull.
, n. [Cf. Slag
Small coal; also, coal dust; culm. --Raymond.