What is the opposite of speed up?

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Opposite for to increase speed
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(lead to) Opposite for to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
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Opposite for move or act with great haste
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Opposite for to hasten the progress of or make easier
“Disruptive tactics were deliberately used to hinder the process of coming to an agreement.”
Verb
Opposite for move or travel hurriedly
Phrase
Opposite for to hurry or hasten
Phrase
Opposite for to be quick about something
Verb
Opposite for to make greater in size, amount, or number
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(of a process) Opposite for to speed up
“Decreasing the amount of heat will slow down the cooking process.”
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Opposite for to increase speed or rate
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(contribute to) Opposite for to cause or help bring about
“The president believed that high taxes would hinder a rise in employment.”
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Opposite for to cause to happen earlier than expected
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Opposite for to help the growth or development of
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