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slow down

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

or slow up

Related dictionary definitions

  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.

  2. 2
    same as slow2 (sense 1)

    The new government is slowing down the pace of reform.

  3. 3
    same as slow2 (sense 1a)

    Slow down! You're driving too fast.

See also main entry: slow


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