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adjective slack pronunciation in British English /slæk/
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adjectiveslack
comparativeslacker
superlativeslackest
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  1. 1
    loose and not pulled tight
    The fence consisted of two slack strands of barbed wire.
    The rope suddenly went slack.
    Her muscles felt slack.
  2. 2
    not taking enough care to make sure that something is done well
    slack safety standards
    Some slack defending allowed Valencia to score another goal.
  3. 3
    not as busy or successful as usual in business
    Business is usually slack in the winter.
    Demand for the product is slack.

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