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slack

(slak )

substantiv
a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
"he took up the slack"

substantiv
the condition of being loose (not taut)
"he hadn''t counted on the slackness of the rope"

substantiv
a stretch of water without current or movement
"suddenly they were in slack water"

substantiv
a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
"the team went into a slump"
"a gradual slack in output"
"a drop-off in attendance"
"a falloff in quality"

substantiv
dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
verb
cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
"slack lime"

verb
become less in amount or intensity
"The storm abated"
"The rain let up after a few hours"

verb
make less active or intense
verb
become slow or slower
"Production slowed"

verb
make less active or fast
"He slackened his pace as he got tired"
"Don''t relax your efforts now"

verb
release tension on
"slack the rope"

verb
be inattentive to, or neglect
"He slacks his attention"

verb
avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
adjectiv
lacking in rigor or strictness
"such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"
"lax in attending classes"
"slack in maintaining discipline"

adjectiv
flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
"slack water"

adjectiv
lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
"flaccid muscles"
"took his lax hand in hers"
"gave a limp handshake"
"a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know"
G.K.Chesterton
"a slack grip"

adjectiv
not tense or taut
"the old man''s skin hung loose and gray"
"slack and wrinkled skin"
"slack sails"
"a slack rope"





Sinonime:
(substantiv) slump
(adjectiv) flaccid, lax, limp, loose
(verb) abate, relax, slacken, slake, slow