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Significado de “slack” - Diccionario Inglés

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uk   us   /slæk/

slack adjective (NOT TIGHT)

not ​tight; ​loose: These ​tentropes are too slack - they need ​tightening.

slack adjective (NOT ACTIVE)

showing little ​activity; not ​busy or ​happening in a ​positive way: Business is always slack at this ​time of ​year.UK disapproving Discipline in Mr Brown's ​class has ​become very slack ​recently.UK disapproving The ​job is taking a ​longtime because the ​workmen are so slack.
adverb uk   us   /ˈslæ


uk   us   /slæk/

slack noun (NOT TIGHT)

[U] the ​fact that something is too ​loose: There's too much slack in these ​ropes. The men ​pulled on the ​ropes to take up the slack (= to ​tighten them).

slack noun (TROUSERS)

slacks [plural] US or UK old-fashioned a ​pair of ​trousers, that are not ​part of a suit: wool slacks

slack noun (COAL)

[U] very ​smallpieces and ​dust from ​coal

slackverb [I]

uk   us   /slæk/ informal
to ​work more ​slowly and with less ​effort than ​usual, or to go more ​slowly: Everyone slacks off/up at the end of the ​week.disapproving You'll be in ​trouble if you're ​caught slacking on the ​job. Slack offyour speed as you ​approach the ​corner.
(Definition of slack from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "slack" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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slackadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /slæk/

slack adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT TIGHT)

not ​tight; ​loose: His ​jaw went slack, and he ​lookedpuzzled.

slack adjective [-er/-est only] (NOT ACTIVE)

showing a ​lack of ​activity; not ​busy or ​happening in a ​positive way: The ​teachers are ​kind of slack about ​enforcingrules.

slacknoun [U]

 us   /slæk/

slack noun [U] (LOOSE STATE)

the ​state of being too ​loose or not ​tight enough: There was too much slack in the ​cable.

slack noun [U] (SLOW STATE)

a ​period when something is ​slower or less ​active than ​usual: the midsummer slack
(Definition of slack from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "slack" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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uk   us   /slæk/
if ​business or ​economicactivity is slack, there is less ​activity than usual: He wanted to ​sell some of his ​rental homes, but the region's slack ​economystopped him. May was a very slack month for the entire ​industry. slack ​market/​demand/​salesslack time/period Summer is usually a slack ​time for ​energydemand.
something that is slack is not strict or ​effective enough: Experts say that slacker ​financialcontrols may be to blame. There were ​claims in the ​media of slack ​corporategovernance.
someone who is slack is not ​working hard enough or ​spending enough ​time or ​care on something: Businesses that shout loudest about delayed ​payments are often the worst slack ​ slack with something She's always been a ​bit slack with her ​accounts.

slacknoun [U]

uk   us   /slæk/
resources, such as ​money, ​people, or ​time, that are not being used at a particular ​time: At the moment we have very little slack for ​dealing with ​emergencies.slack in something Anne and Bill didn't have enough slack in their ​householdbudget.
pick/take up slack to make a ​business, ​industry, or ​economyoperate more ​effectively by doing the ​work that someone else has ​stopped doing but that still ​needs to be done: More ​businessinvestment would ​pick up the slack in the ​economy. The ​drugmaker is having problems with ​production, but none of its ​competitors have taken up the slack.
noun [U]
There has been some slackness in the ​labormarket this ​quarter.
(Definition of slack from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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