Definition of Slacken off

1. Verb. Become less intense.

Exact synonyms: Ease Off, Ease Up, Flag
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen



Definition of Slacken off

1. Verb. (intransitive) to slacken, make slack or slacker ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to become less intense ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to do (something) less intensely ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slacken Off

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slack tide
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slacken off (current term)
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slackline
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Literary usage of Slacken off

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1. Knocks and Kinks: Causes, Detection, and Cure for Many of the Commonest of by Hubert Edwin Collins (1908)
"... first loosen up on the holding-down bolts of the cap, slacken off the ... and slacken off the bolt c on the side toward the direction you wish to bring ..."

2. Knocks and Kinks: Causes, Detection, and Cure for Many of the Commonest of by Hubert Edwin Collins (1908)
"To adjust this end of the shaft, first loosen up on the holding-down bolts of the cap, slacken off the lock- nuts on bolts cc, and slacken off the bolt c on ..."

3. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1876)
"The engines slacken off to half-speed, then stop, and, heralded by the report of an apoplectic little cannon from the front of the hotel, we glide gently up ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1893)
"I expect ho will slacken off on Spilsby Hill. How did it happen ? No, don't you say anything yet ; it is too much for you. Come into the house, ..."

5. The Law of the Road ; Or, The Wrongs and Rights of a Traveller by Robert Vashon Rogers (1881)
"... and it is not enough merely to slacken off steam ;2 but, without special agreement, one cannot insist upon a train stopping at a place where they do not ..."

6. Report of the Joint Select Committee Appointed to Inquire Into the Condition by Luke Potter Poland, John Scott (1872)
"After the election it began to slacken off? Answer. I have not saw him for a great many—for several weeks before I left home. Question. ..."

7. The Law of the Road: Or, Wrongs and Rights of a Traveller by Robert Vashon Rogers (1876)
"... and it is not enough merely to slacken off steam ;4 but, without special agreement, one cannot insist upon a train stopping at a place where they do not ..."

8. Jupiter Lights: A Novel by Constance Fenimore Woolson (1889)
"... again paused for a moment near her chair. " Place ? Post - office and Romney ; that's all. slacken off that line there—you hear? Slacken, I tell you ! ..."

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