Definitions for slack

Definitions for (noun) slack

Main entry: slack

Definition: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

Usage: he took up the slack

Main entry: slack, slackness

Definition: the quality of being loose (not taut)

Usage: he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope

Main entry: quag, quagmire, slack, mire, morass

Definition: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

Main entry: slack, slack water

Definition: a stretch of water without current or movement

Usage: suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless

Main entry: slack, slump, drop-off, falling off, falloff

Definition: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

Usage: the team went into a slump; a gradual slack in output; a drop-off in attendance; a falloff in quality

Main entry: slack

Definition: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

Definitions for (verb) slack

Main entry: slack, slake

Definition: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

Usage: slack lime

Main entry: die away, slack, slack off, abate, let up

Definition: become less in amount or intensity

Usage: The storm abated; The rain let up after a few hours

Main entry: slack, slake, abate

Definition: make less active or intense

Main entry: slack, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up

Definition: become slow or slower

Usage: Production slowed

Main entry: slack, slack up, slacken, relax

Definition: make less active or fast

Usage: He slackened his pace as he got tired; Don't relax your efforts now

Main entry: slack

Definition: release tension on

Usage: slack the rope

Main entry: slack

Definition: be inattentive to, or neglect

Usage: He slacks his attention

Main entry: slack

Definition: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

Definitions for (adj) slack

Main entry: lax, slack

Definition: lacking in rigor or strictness

Usage: such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable; lax in attending classes; slack in maintaining discipline

Main entry: slack

Definition: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide

Usage: slack water

Main entry: slack, loose

Definition: not tense or taut

Usage: the old man's skin hung loose and grey; slack and wrinkled skin; slack sails; a slack rope

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