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English definition of “slow”

slow

verb [I or T]     /sləʊ/
to become slower or less active or to make something slower or less active: The market is slowing to some extent.slow dramatically/sharply/significantly Consumer spending has already slowed quite sharply. Economic growth is expected to slow. Their aim is to slow inflation in the housing market. Several unexpected problems slowed progress on the project.
(Definition of slow verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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