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slacken

US [ˈslækən]
UK ['slækən]
  • v.减缓;(使)变得松弛
  • Web放松;放慢;减弱
Simple Present:slackens  Present Participle:slackening  Past Tense:slackened  
slacken
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(使)放慢,减缓,萧条to gradually become, or to make sth become, slower, less active, etc.
We've been really busy, but things are starting to slacken off now.
近来我们的确很忙,不过现在情况开始有所缓解了。
She slackened her pace a little(= walked a little more slowly) .
她略微放慢脚步。
2.
[i][t]
(使)变得松弛to become, or to make sth become, less tight
His grip slackened and she pulled away from him.
他抓得不那么紧了,她顺势挣脱开来。
He slackened the ropes slightly.
他把绳子稍稍放松一些。

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