Synonyms for slacken
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : slak-uhn|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈslæk ən|
Top 10 synonyms for slacken Other synonyms for the word slacken
Définition of slackenOrigin :
- early 15c., from slack (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Slackened; slackening.
- verb decrease
- Nor did she slacken her pace as she drew near the house, she only ran more softly.
- Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
- The storm continued all day, but began to slacken in intensity at sunset.
- Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
- Her death did not weaken my resolutions nor slacken my ardour.
- Extract from : « The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete » by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
- The yachtsman, however, should not slacken them as for scudding.
- Extract from : « Boys' Book of Model Boats » by Raymond Francis Yates
- Nor had the horses any desire to slacken their headlong rush.
- Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum
- Plainly he wished the two riders to pass on, but he did not slacken his speed for a moment.
- Extract from : « The Wild Geese » by Stanley John Weyman
- You must put your stick deep into the snow to slacken the speed and guide your sleigh.
- Extract from : « The Land of the Long Night » by Paul du Chaillu
- Failing this, it should at least slacken the pace of its work and shorten its working day.
- Extract from : « The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice » by Stephen Leacock
- We were gaining on him still, and the heat of the day made him slacken his pace.
- Extract from : « Dross » by Henry Seton Merriman
- Then they are wedged tightly into the holes so that they cannot slacken.
- Extract from : « Ten Books on Architecture » by Vitruvius
Antonyms for slacken
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