Definition of slacken in English:


Syllabification: slack·en
Pronunciation: /ˈslakən


  • Make or become slack: [with object]: he slackened his grip the joints can be tightened and slackened off again [no object]: the pace never slackens
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    • She had slackened off her seat belt slightly to allow her to turn towards Knowles and plead with him.
    • I slackened off the pressure slightly, encouraging the skate to dive, which it did.
    • Cael felt the grip on him suddenly slacken as the weapon implanted itself in the man's chest.
    loosen, release, relax, loose, lessen, weaken

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