Meaning of “slacken” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “slacken” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slacken" in American 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.

There is some slackening in the domestic air express business.

(Definition of “slacken” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)