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Overview of noun slack

The noun slack has 6 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. slack

(dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve)

2. slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off

(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")

3. slack, slack water

(a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless")

4. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack

(a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot)

5. slack, slackness

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

6. slack

(a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up the slack")


Overview of verb slack

The verb slack has 8 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. slack

(avoid responsibilities and work, be idle)

2. slack

(be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention")

3. slack

(release tension on; "slack the rope")

4. slack, slacken, slack up, relax

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

5. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken

(become slow or slower; "Production slowed")

6. slake, abate, slack

(make less active or intense)

7. abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away

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

8. slack, slake

(cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime")


Overview of adj slack

The adj slack has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) loose, slack

(not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope")

2. slack

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

3. lax, slack

(lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline")

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