- Dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve.
- A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality.
- usage: "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
- A stretch of water without current or movement.
- usage: "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"
- synonyms: slack water
- A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.
- The quality of being loose (not taut. )
- usage: "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
- synonyms: slackness
- A cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely.
- usage: "he took up the slack"
- Avoid responsibilities and work, be idle.
- Be inattentive to, or neglect.
- usage: "He slacks his attention"
- Release tension on.
- usage: "slack the rope"
- Make less active or fast.
- usage: "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
- Become slow or slower.
- usage: "Production slowed"
- Make less active or intense.
- Become less in amount or intensity.
- usage: "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
- Cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.
- usage: "slack lime"
- synonyms: slake
- Not tense or taut.
- usage: "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
- synonyms: loose
- Flowing with little speed as e. G. At the turning of the tide.
- usage: "slack water"
- Lacking in rigor or strictness.
- usage: "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
- synonyms: lax
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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