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adjective British English pronunciation: slow /sləʊ/ 
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  1. 1
    a slow movement or action does not happen fast

    a long slow walk to the top of the hill

    A slow smile spread across her face.

  2. 2
    taking a long time

    Selecting the best candidate is a slow process.

    painfully slow (=very slow):

    Progress has been painfully slow.

    1. a.
      used for saying that someone or something is not fast enough

      I need a new laptop – this one's really slow.

      slow to do something:

      My boss is always slow to tell us about changes in the schedule.

      slow in/about doing something:

      They're usually pretty slow in returning my phone calls.

  3. 3
    not intelligent, so that you need a lot of time to understand simple things

    My teachers thought I was a slow learner.

    Adrian is a bit slow.

  4. 4
    not busy, exciting, or full of activity

    The first part of the film is very slow.

    The weeks after Christmas are usually fairly slow in most shops.

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