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verb [intransitive/transitive] slacken pronunciation in American English /ˈslækən/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleslackening
past tenseslackened
past participleslackened

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  1. 1



    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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