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verb [intransitive/transitive] slow pronunciation in American English /sloʊ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyslow
he/she/itslows
present participleslowing
past tenseslowed
past participleslowed
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  1. 1
    if you slow something, or if it slows, you reduce the level or amount of it
    Inflation slowed significantly in the 1990s.
    Several factors combined to slow consumer spending last month.
  2. 2

    slow

    or

    slow down

    if you slow something, or if it slows, you reduce the speed at which it happens
    Drugs can slow the progress of the disease.
    slowed speech
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    1. a.
      if you slow someone or something, or if they slow, you reduce the speed at which they move
      An accident is slowing traffic on the Santa Monica freeway.
      I ran for a while and then slowed to a walk.
      slow to a crawl/halt: Heavy fog forced drivers to slow to a crawl.
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