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Adjective
Not bound by rigid standards
“… slack supervision on the project.”
Adjective
Having or showing laziness or negligence
“He said his new department was slack and inefficient.”
Adjective
Not tight, tense, or taut
“They moved around behind the tree, then the rope went slack and the ground smashed up.”
Adjective
Slow or sluggish
“The industry is still swamped with capacity, and the slack economy has slowed demand.”
Adjective
Not tight, tense, or taut
“The wind had gone, leaving the sails slack.”
Noun
An allowable margin of freedom or variation
“… our boss doesn't cut us any slack when it comes to being back from lunch on time.”
Noun
The part of a rope or line which is not held taut; the loose or unused part
“He had taken up the slack in the rope he felt me give him and then raced as fast as he could up to the only available anchor - a tree.”
Noun
A spell of inactivity or laziness
“They deliberately built slack into middle managers' schedules.”
Noun
The extent to which something hangs or dips below a straight line
“… take up the slack of a rope.”
Noun
Noun
Noun
“Buying-to-let could stimulate the housing market by reducing the slack.”
Verb
Decrease or reduce in intensity, quantity, or speed
“If milk production should slack this year, NFDM could jump 2 to 4 cents per pound during 2005.”
Verb
Work slowly or lazily
“My goodness Charlotte you have really been slacking these past few days, haven't you?”
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