Definition of Slack up

1. Verb. Make less active or fast. "Don't relax your efforts now"

Exact synonyms: Relax, Slack, Slacken
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Derivative terms: Relaxation, Slack



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slack Up

slabbers
slabbery
slabbier
slabbiest
slabbiness
slabbing
slabby
slablike
slabs
slack
slack-jawed
slack off
slack suit
slack tide
slack tub
slack up (current term)
slack water
slackard
slackards
slackcom
slackcoms
slacked
slacken
slacken off
slackened
slackener
slackeners
slackening
slackens
slacker

Literary usage of Slack up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New New York: A Commentary on the Place and the People by John Charles Van Dyke, Joseph Pennell (1909)
"Every few minutes, even in fair weather, there is some craft crossing your bows or whistling shrilly that it intends to cross, and for you to "slack up. ..."

2. The New New York: A Commentary on the Place and the People by John Charles Van Dyke, Joseph Pennell (1909)
"Every few minutes, even in fair weather, there is some craft crossing your bows or whistling shrilly that it intends to cross, and for you to "slack up. ..."

3. The New New York: A Commentary on the Place and the People by John Charles Van Dyke, Joseph Pennell (1909)
"Every few minutes, even in fair weather, there is some craft crossing your bows or whistling shrilly that it intends to cross, and for you to "slack up. ..."

4. American Negligence Cases: A Complete Collection of All Reported Negligence by Theodore Frank Hamilton, Walter James Eagle (1896)
"... and aske< witness to put them off there; witness replied that, as the trail was behind time, he could not stop; he would slack up at the cross ing; ..."

5. The Ontario Weekly Reporter and Index-digest by Ontario (1904)
"Q. Did it enter into your mind that the car would slack up? ... Q. You thought the car might slack up ? " A. They generally always do :,lack up at the ..."

6. Text-book of Seamanship: The Equipping and Handling of Vessels Under Sail Or by Stephen Bleecker Luce, United States Naval Academy (1898)
"On hoisting of execution signal: On deck, slack up topgallant and royal back-stays, stays and flying-jib guys ; sway aloft the -mast-ropes and topgallant ..."

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