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Overview of verb slow

The verb slow has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (9) decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

(lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated")

2. (2) slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken

(become slow or slower; "Production slowed")

3. (1) slow, slow down, slow up

(cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down")


Overview of adj slow

The adj slow has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (23) slow

(not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth")

2. (3) slow

(at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz")

3. (1) dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

(slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students")

4. slow

((used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow")

5. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome

(so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome")

6. dull, slow, sluggish

((of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market")


Overview of adv slow

The adv slow has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) slowly, slow, easy, tardily

(without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here

2. behind, slow

(of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind")

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