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slow

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /sloʊ/
lacking speed; not fast or quick: He was far too slow to catch me. We were slow to understand how we could use computers in our work. A clock or watch that is slow shows a time that is earlier than the correct time. A person who is slow does not understand or learn things quickly: a class for slower students
slow
adverb [-er/-est only]  us   /sloʊ/
You’re driving too slow.
slowly
adverb  us   /ˈsloʊ·li/
The medication took effect slowly.

slow

verb [I/T]  us   /sloʊ/
to reduce speed or activity, or to make something do this: [I] Traffic slowed to a crawl. [T] There's still a chance to slow the spread of the disease.
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