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slow (sb/sth) down/up

phrasal verb with slow uk   /sləʊ/ us   /sloʊ/ verb [I or T]
B2 to become slower, or to make someone or something become slower: Slow down, you two, you're walking too fast! If I run with Christina she tends to slow me down. We slowed up when we saw the police.

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slow (sb/sth) down/up

phrasal verb with slow uk   /sləʊ/ us   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.
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in Chinese (Simplified) (使)减慢速度,(使)慢下来…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)減慢速度,(使)慢下來…
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