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Meaning of “slow” - Learner’s Dictionary

slow

adjective     /sləʊ/
NOT FAST
A1 moving, happening, or doing something without much speed: I'm making slow progress with the painting. He's a very slow reader.Slow and moving slowly
be slow to do sth; be slow in doing sth
to take a long time to do something: The government has been slow to react to the problem. The ambulance was very slow in coming.Slow and moving slowly
CLOCK
If a clock is slow, it shows a time that is earlier than the correct time.Watches and clocks
BUSINESS
If business is slow, there are few customers.Starting, succeeding and failing in businessEconomics and the state of the economy
NOT CLEVER
not quick at learning and understanding thingsStupid and sillyOf unsound mind
NOT EXCITING
not exciting: I find his films very slow.Tedious and uninspiring
(Definition of slow adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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