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slow down

Translation of slow down in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (go more slowly) [walker/runner] aflojar el paso, aminorar la marcha; [vehicle/driver] reducir* la velocidad; [speaker] hablar más despacio she's slowing down as she gets older se está haciendo más lenta a medida que envejece 1.2 (be less active) [colloquial/familiar] tomarse las cosas con más calma
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 [process] hacer* más lento, ralentizar*, enlentecer* the weight he is carrying slows him down el peso que lleva lo hace ir más lento 2.2 [vehicle/engine] reducir* la velocidad de
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