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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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Advances for vinyl siding will slacken from the pace of the 1989-1998 period, but it will remain the market leader, with a share exceeding 43 percent by 2003.
The victory gave City a tally of 10 points from a possible 12 from their first four games, and while the league is the priority, the former Charlton skipper has warned his team not to slacken off against League One side Rovers, whose visit will see a return to Cardiff for former manager Lennie Lawrence.
Evans warned his players not to slacken after they destroyed crisis club Bristol Rovers.
When the objects of affection are nursing home residents, however, jaws tend to slacken a bit and lips tend to curl up into a tight smile.
The MOEA forecast that manufacturing output will slacken in the fourth quarter and rack up 5% growth only for the entire year.
Sell orders swelled on expectations that oil demand will slacken amid the slumping world economy.
While growth is likely to slacken in the second half of the year, the long-term prospects are good.
Cronenberg doesn't let the tension slacken for an instant on the way to a nerve-racking finale.
You cannot slacken off in training then produce a display on match-day as though you were flicking a switch.
The Red Devils skipper added: ``Unfortunately, after 10 or 15 matches, young players these days get themselves a decent contract and an agent and can slacken off.
You can't slacken off in training and expect to switch it back on a Saturday.
Although the first quarter is normally a slacken season for the semiconductor industry worldwide, the company's executives estimated its capacity utilization rate at 80-85%, much higher than the 40-45% it registered in the first quarter this year, suggesting market will remain strong in the first quarter of 2010.
Buying backed by the OPEC decision was overwhelmed by selling on fear that oil demand will slacken amid global stock falls.
Sue, aged 23, is 10 weeks into the 24-week course at RAF Cranwell and was determined not to slacken off her training over Christmas.