slack

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslæk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/slæk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slak)


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slack

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. too [much, little] slack (in)
  2. slack in the [sails, ropes, cords, masts]
  3. there is too much slack in the [rope, line]
  4. can you give the [rope] a little more slack?
  5. take out some of the slack
  6. let out a little more slack
  7. too much slack at the [office, plant, factory]
  8. a sudden slack in the [schedule, daily routine]
  9. figurative: take up the slack [from, for]
  10. slang: just give me some slack, [pal, buddy]
  11. slang: need to cut him some slack
  12. slang: come on, can't you cut me a little slack?
  13. the [rope, line, cable] slacked
  14. slack the [rope]
  15. stop slacking (off)!
  16. [work, the pace, he] slacked off
  17. slack off at [work, home, school]
adj
  1. a slack [rope, cord, grip]
  2. the [rope, reins] [became, went] slack
  3. his grip became slack
  4. had a slack grip on
  5. his [jaw, mouth, face] went slack
  6. her [work, output, writing] was slack
  7. slack [management, procedures, economy, workers]
  8. was slack in [answering, cleaning, finishing]
  9. [working, running, operating] at a slack pace
  10. is [prone to, marked by] slack periods
  11. a slack period for [stores, hotels, the industry]
  12. a slack [day, week, period, season]
  13. business is [a little, quite] slack [today, this week]
  14. the slack [tide, water]
  15. a slack-jawed [hillbilly, yokel]
'slack' also found in these entries:
cut - rope
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