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verb [intransitive/transitive] slow pronunciation in British English /sləʊ/
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present tense
present participleslowing
past tenseslowed
past participleslowed
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    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.
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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 M40.
      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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    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.

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