Definition of "slacken" [slack•en]

  • (verb-transitive) To make or become slower; slow down: The runners slackened their pace. Air speed slackened.
  • (verb-transitive) To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen: I slackened the line to let the fish swim. The tension in the board room finally slackened.
  • (verb-transitive) To make or become less vigorous, intense, or severe; ease: slacken discipline; afraid that morale might slacken.

Use "slacken" in a sentence

  • "Think I¬íll just kind of slacken up on this G.C.L. stuff now."
  • "Think I'll just kind of slacken up on this G.C.L. stuff now. ''"
  • "No matter which of the two levers he clicked below either hand-grip, the chain seemed to slacken, meaning the pedals spun faster, and the bike slowed."

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