adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1 (loose) [rope/cable] flojo; [muscle] fláccido, flojo the rope went slack la cuerda se aflojóMore example sentences
- I held the slack rope taut in various positions and Jim measured and recorded the segments' lengths.
- In Compagnie Cahin Caha, director Gulko performs a near-calamitous off-balance act on the slack rope.
- It took just one heave and one ho for the rope to go slack as my former self went head over heels into the pit.
- 2 (lax, negligent) [student] poco aplicado; [piece of work] flojo; [prose/style] descuidado discipline is terribly slack hay muy poca disciplina security is very slack here aquí tienen muy descuidada la seguridad they're very slack about paying on time son muy negligentes en cuanto a pagar puntualmenteMore example sentences
- They say they have no idea when or how Beggs got into the country because of slack EU border controls.
- He said his new department was slack and inefficient.
- It can never be slack or lazy; I can never assume anyone will read it just because it's there.
- 3 3.1 (not busy) [period] de poca actividad, de poco movimiento business/demand is very slack hay muy poco trabajo/muy poca demanda 3.2 (slow) [wind] flojo; [water] manso; [pace] relajadoMore example sentences
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- The industry is still swamped with capacity, and the slack economy has slowed demand.
- I've been through this before, selling a house into a slack, sluggish market.
- Though the pace is slack and the jokes are slim, the chemistry between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson is as sparkly as ever.
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- Enter too soon before, or too long after slack tide, and we will get blown off the reef and possibly end up in a very dangerous position.
- Reeling the little Calcutta 400 quite quickly in the slack tide gave the eel just that little extra zip and fish attracting noise in the water.
- There is plenty of time for storytelling as we wait for slack tide.
- But getting angry with himself for making this mistake was just as fruitless as brooding over the slack business owner.
- If business is slack, plans for a new van are postponed.
- Business was slack, unusual for that time of morning.
- 1 uncountable/no numerable (rope, wire) there's not enough/there's too much slack in the rope la cuerda está demasiado tensa/floja to cut sb some slack (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] dejarle pasar algo a algn to take up the slack in sth (use spare capacity) aprovechar la capacidad de algo al máximo (tighten) tensar algo
- 2(slacks plural)pantalones (masculine plural) (de sport)
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
slack off slacken off