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English definition of “slow (sb/sth) down/up”

slow (sb/sth) down/up

phrasal verb with slow     /sləʊ/ verb [I or T]
to become slower or less active, or to make something slower or less active: Growth in the business slowed down rather than increasing as expected.slow down the pace/rate of sth US employers slowed down the pace of hiring last month. "We see no signs of the demand slowing up," he said.
(Definition of slow (sb/sth) down/up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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