slacken

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To make slack, less taut, or less intense

Elk slackened the rope so he could walk farther away, and together they went awkwardly up the trail toward the grassy little flat.

To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack

He seemed tired, and the Rat let him rest unquestioned, understanding something of what was in his thoughts; knowing, too, the value all animals attach at times to mere silent companionship, when the weary muscles slacken and the mind marks time.

{v} to loosen, be remiss, flag, abate, unbend
{n} dross, scoria of metals
To gradually decrease in intensity; to become slack
To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens
{f} slow down, decelerate; loosen; ease, make less intense
To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease
To languish; to fail; to flag
To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage
make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather
To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks
become looser or slack; "the rope slackened"
A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion
make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry
To end; to cease; to desist; to slake
To abate; to become less violent
To be remiss or backward; to be negligent
To reduce the intensity (of something)
If something slackens or if you slacken it, it becomes slower, less active, or less intense. Inflationary pressures continued to slacken last month The Conservative government will not slacken the pace of radical reform. + slackening slack·en·ing There was a slackening of western output during the 1930s
If your grip or a part of your body slackens or if you slacken your grip, it becomes looser or more relaxed. Her grip slackened on Arnold's arm
become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
To neglect; to be remiss in
make slack as by lessening tension or firmness become looser or slack; "the rope slackened
To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime
slakin
slacken off
If something slackens off, it becomes slower, less active, or less intense. At about five o'clock, business slackened off
slacken off
become less intense
slacken one's efforts
lessen one's efforts, stop trying as hard as before
slackened
past of slacken
slackening
present participle of slacken
slackening
an occurrence of control or strength weakening; "the relaxation of requirements"; "the loosening of his grip"; "the slackening of the wind"
slackens
third-person singular of slacken
slacken