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To make or become less taut
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“I could feel her grip around my waist slacken as she realized I could hold myself steady on the stallion, my hands wrapped in its mane.”
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To decrease in severity or intensity
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“Inflationary pressures have continued to slacken over the last month.”
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To cause to move or proceed at a slower pace
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“Night fell over them like a cloak, and still, Danea did not slacken her speed.”
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Undo or be undone after winding or being wound
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Become less reserved, formal, or strict
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Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
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Sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way
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Fall, move, or hang in a loose and ungainly way
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