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Adjective
Not taut or held tightly in position
“Gunny then threaded the slack rope through the railing and pulled my end tight.”
Adjective
Baggy or loose-fitting
“He was watching the dark grey clouds ominously looming over the sky, when a man, dressed in a slack shirt and jeans, sauntered towards him.”
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Having or showing laziness, disregard or negligence
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“A slack performance by the drummer can cost the band dearly in the competition.”
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Not bound by rigid standards
“Our standards of strict quality control cannot be fully enforced with such slack rules.”
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Slow or sluggish
“The industry is still swamped with capacity, and the slack economy has slowed demand.”
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Not conscious or aware
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Boring and rather dull in nature
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Showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
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Not limited or restricted
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Having or characterized by many transient sexual relationships
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Unstable or shaky
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Not workmanlike
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Lacking or showing a lack of expert skill
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(of a lifestyle) Extravagant or reckless in nature
Noun
The part of a rope or line which is not held taut
“He jerked and yanked on the slack of the rope, frantic with fatigue.”
Noun
An allowable margin of freedom or variation
“I have found it wise to allow him some slack in his linguistic leash when it comes to what he thinks is clever banter.”
Noun
A spell of inactivity or laziness
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“You may find yourself thinking more clearly if you allow yourself some slack during the day.”
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A black rock formed from prehistoric plant remains, composed largely of carbon and burned as a fuel
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The capacity to bend or stretch under pressure
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A decrease in amount, level or intensity
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The edge or border of something
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Verb
To procrastinate or be lazy, especially with work or responsibilities
“I have to catch up on work today after choosing to slack for the last three days.”
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To make less taut
“Ye'll loose the knot, and slack the rope.”
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To decrease or reduce in intensity, quantity, or speed
“Jonathan didn't slack his pace until they reached the fork that led to Jesse's camp.”
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To spend time in a relaxed, lazy manner
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To linger aimlessly
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To make something less tight
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To quench or satisfy (one's thirst)
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To act or move slowly or lazily
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To cause to move or proceed at a slower pace
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To relax or be at ease
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