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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