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"slacken" in British English

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slackenverb [I/T]

us   /ˈslæk·ən/
  • slacken verb [I/T] (LOOSEN)

to loosen something, or to become loose: [I] His muscles slackened under the steaming shower.
  • slacken verb [I/T] (BECOME SLOWER)

to become slower or less busy: [T] Let’s slacken our pace a little.
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"slacken" in Business English

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slackenverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈslækən/ us   also slacken off
to become gradually less strong or slower, or to make something do this: The overall pace of growth slackened. The message from retailers is that spending has slackened off. Management promised never to slacken the pace of modernization.
noun [S or U]
There is some slackening in the domestic air express business.
(Definition of slacken from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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