What does slow on the uptake mean?

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  1. (colloquial, idiomatic) (of a person) Slow to comprehend.
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This week, news departments that were slow on the uptake quickly found themselves out of step.
Never slow on the uptake, farmers didn't take long to spot an intriguing and lucrative opportunity.
I realise that everyone else probably has seen this and read it all already, but I'm very slow on the uptake sometimes.
Cricket has been slow on the uptake to see what mental practice can do.
I have always been a bit slow on the uptake, and I just kept on looking at the board and waiting for it to make sense.
He's a little slow on the uptake sometimes, but I still love him.

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