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slack

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  • adj.不紧的;松弛的;萧条的;冷清的
  • adv.松弛地;缓慢地;无力地;不充分地
  • n.(绳索的)松弛部分;闲置部分;煤屑;煤末
  • v.懈怠;怠惰;偷懒
  • Web懈怠的;懒散的;淡季
Comparative Degree:slacker  Superlative:slackest  Simple Present:slacks  Present Participle:slacking  Past Tense:slacked  
slack
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adj.
1.
不紧的;松弛的not stretched tight
She was staring into space, her mouth slack.
她双唇微张,失神地望着前方。
The rope suddenly went slack.
绳子突然松了。
slack muscles
松弛的肌肉
2.
萧条的;冷清的;清淡的not having many customers or sales; not busy
a slack period
萧条期
3.
懈怠的;不用心的;敷衍了事的;吊儿郎当的not putting enough care, attention or energy into sth and so not doing it well enough
He's been very slack in his work lately.
近来他工作很不认真。
Discipline in the classroom is very slack.
班里纪律十分松懈。
n.
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slacks
1.
(绳索的)松弛部分the part of a rope, etc. that is hanging loosely
There's too much slack in the tow rope.
拖缆太松。
2.
(组织中人员、资金或地方的)富余部分,闲置部分people, money or space that should be used more fully in an organization
There's very little slack in the budget.
预算中没有多少剩余款项。
3.
煤屑;煤末very small pieces of coal
IDM
Hey, cut him some slack! He's doing his best!
嗨,别对他那么吹毛求疵!他已经尽全力了!
cut sb some slack
(informal)
不过于挑剔某人;对某人宽容些to be less critical of sb or less strict with them
Hey, cut him some slack! He's doing his best!
嗨,别对他那么吹毛求疵!他已经尽全力了!
take up the slack
提高(资金或人员使用的)效率to improve the way money or people are used in an organization
收紧松弛的绳索to pull on a rope, etc. until it is tight
v.
1.
[i]
懈怠;怠惰;偷懒to work less hard than you usually do or should do

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