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Synonyms for slacken

Synonyms for slacken

to reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity

to become or cause to become less active or intense

to moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure

Synonyms for slacken

become slow or slower

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make less active or fast

become looser or slack

make slack as by lessening tension or firmness


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Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) has said that it has no plans to slacken mortgage standards.
That's the big benefit, everybody knows they can't slacken off.
President Barack Obama's proposed banking regulation is feared to slacken trading in crude oil and other commodity markets, the analysts said.
Previously, Vulcan's largest sheet stackers could handle sizes up to 12 x 12 ft with a single vacuum slacken The dual stacker is T-shaped and stacks on both sides of the cutoff, so a finished stack can be removed while a new stack is being built in the opposite bay.
So much for plateauing," says Warren Philp, CMHC's Northern Ontario market analyst, who predicted home starts would slacken off in 2006 from the historic highs of the previous two years.
Firms affected by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 (Sox) have been warned not to slacken their efforts now that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is thinking of giving them more time to comply with the requirements of section 404.
It might be thought that he would be constantly watching the changes of the wind - every chance, in short, which might force the Mongolia to slacken her speed and thus interrupt his journey.
You can't slacken off in training then produce a performance on match- day as though you were flicking a light switch.
There's a feeling that at any moment the tension among their components could slacken and they'd rearrange, not like headlights on a wet night on Broadway scored by bebop clarinet but like pixels scrambling, accompanied by a menu of beeps, clicks, and whirrs.
Or should we slacken the cuffs and let married people behave with impunity but nab gay folk for doing the same thing--which is what the disputed Texas law did?
Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Takeo Hiranuma told White House economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey on Wednesday that Japan will keep up its efforts for economic reforms and will not slacken off because of recent signs of the economy bottoming out, a Japanese official said.
Meanwhile, new housing construction will slacken as demographic factors reduce the number of individuals entering the prime age segment for first-time homebuying, although the impact of this trend on siding demand will be somewhat cushioned by continuing increases in the average square footage of new houses.
Not that the arrests of these small-time pushers slacken trade on the comers.
This campaign seems intended to influence the substance of FASB pronouncements, as well as to actually change the FASB's voting requirements and slacken the pace of its work.
In a letter to Richard Breeden, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dingell expressed concern with a campaign that "seems intended to influence the substance of FASB pronouncements, as well as to actually change the FASB's voting requirements and slacken the pace of its work.