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verb [intransitive/transitive] slacken pronunciation in American English /ˈslækən/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyslacken
he/she/itslackens
present participleslackening
past tenseslackened
past participleslackened

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  1. 1

    slacken

    or

    slacken off

    to become slower or less active, or to make something become slower or less active
    Interest in the project shows no sign of slackening.
    He slackened his pace.
  2. 2
    to become looser, or to make something looser
    Ken slackened his tie, ready now to relax.
    His hold slackened, and she pulled free.

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