1 not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and gray"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope" [syn: loose]
2 lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip" [syn: flaccid, lax, limp]
3 flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water"
4 lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline" [syn: lax]
1 dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
2 a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality" [syn: slump, drop-off, falloff, falling off]
3 a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in slack water"
4 the condition of being loose (not taut); "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope" [syn: slackness]
5 a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up the slack"
1 avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
2 be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention"
3 release tension on; "slack the rope"
4 make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now" [syn: slacken, slack up, relax]
7 become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours" [syn: abate, let up, slack off, die away]
8 cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime" [syn: slake]
- Rhymes with: -æk
- German: schlaff
- Portuguese: frouxo
- Spanish: flojo
- slack dried hops
to refuse or dislike exterting effort
- German: (anstrengende) Arbeit scheuen
- Spanish: aflojarse, relajarse
Slack may refer to:
- John Bamford Slack, British politician and lay preacher
- Slack (project management), a term used in project management
- Slack, West Yorkshire, a village in Calderdale, England.
- Slackware, a Linux distribution
- Slack, a central belief of the Church of the SubGenius
- Slackness, lyrics of a crude or bawdy nature in dancehall music are often called "slack".
- Slack space, computer storage space wasted due to internal fragmentation.
- Slack River in Pas-de-Calais, northern France
- Slacks, a synonym for trousers
slack in German: Slack
slack in French: Slack
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