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slow (sb/sth) down/up

phrasal verb with slow uk   /sləʊ/  us   /sloʊ/ verb [I or T]
B2 to ​becomeslower, or to make someone or something ​becomeslower: 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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(Definition of slow (sb/sth) down/up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slow (sb/sth) down/up

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