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Definitions of slack:
- noun: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
Example: "He took up the slack"
- noun: the condition of being loose (not taut)
Example: "He hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
- noun: a stretch of water without current or movement
Example: "Suddenly they were in slack water"
- noun: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
- noun: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Example: "A gradual slack in output"
- verb: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
Example: "Slack lime"
- verb: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
- verb: make less active or fast
Example: "He slackened his pace as he got tired"
- verb: release tension on
Example: "Slack the rope"
- verb: be inattentive to, or neglect
Example: "He slacks his attention"
- verb: make less active or intense
- verb: become less in amount or intensity
- verb: become slow or slower
- adjective: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
Example: "Slack water"
- adjective: not tense or taut
Example: "Slack and wrinkled skin"
- adjective: lacking in rigor or strictness
Example: "Slack in maintaining discipline"
- adjective: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
Example: "A slack grip"
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 25000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3139)
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