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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyslow down
he/she/itslows down
present participleslowing down
past tenseslowed down
past participleslowed down

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or slow up

  1. 1
    if someone slows down, or if something slows them down, they become less active or effective
    For me, holidays are a time to slow down and relax.
    This cold is really slowing me down.
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  2. 2
    same as slow2 (sense 1)
    The new government is slowing down the pace of reform.
  3. 3
    same as slow2
    Slow down! You’re driving too fast.
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