slack

slack
slack
slack1 [slak]
adj.
[ME slakke < OE slæc, akin to Du slak < IE base * (s)lēg-, loose, slack > L laxus, lax]
1. slow; idle; sluggish
2. barely moving: said of a current, as of air or water
3. characterized by little work, trade, or business; not busy or active; dull [a slack period]
4. loose; relaxed; not tight, taut, or firm
5. easily changed or influenced; weak; lax
6. careless or negligent [a slack workman]
vt.
1. to make slack; slacken
2. to slake
vi.
1. to be or become slack; slacken
2. to be idle, careless, or negligent
adv.
in a slack manner; so as to be slack
n.
1. a part that is slack or hangs loose
2. a lack of tension or tautness; looseness
3. a stoppage of movement in a current
4. a dull period; lull
SYN.- REMISS
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cut someone some slack
Slang to be less demanding of someone; ease up on someone
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slack off
to slacken
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slack up
to go more slowly
slackly
adv.
slackness
n.
slack2 [slak]
n.
[ME sleck, akin to Fl slecke, dross, Du slak: for IE base see SLAY]
a mixture of small pieces of coal, coal dust, and dirt left from the screening of coal
slack3 [slak]
n.
[ME slak < ON * slakki < IE base * slēk, wet, sprinkle] [Scot. or North Eng.] Scot. North Eng.
1. a small valley
2. a bog; morass

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