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British English: /slak/
American English: /slæk/

Translation of slack in French:


  • 1 [literal] (in rope, cable) to take up the slack in a rope
    tendre une corde
    to take up the slack [figurative] (take over)
    prendre le relais
  • 4 (drop in trade)
    ralentissement (m) des affaires

also: slacks plural noun


  • 1 (careless)
    peu consciencieux/-ieuse
    peu appliqué
    peu soigné
    to be slack about something/about doing
    négliger quelque chose/négliger de faire
    to get ou grow slack
    (worker, discipline, surveillance)
    se relâcher
  • 2 (not busy)
    (period, season)
    creux/creuse (after n)
    (demand, sales)
    business is slack
    les affaires tournent au ralenti
    the trading ou market is slack
    le marché est peu actif
  • 3 (loose, limp)
    (cable, rope, body, mouth)
    to go slack
    se détendre

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

slack off

1 slack off
(business, trade)
se calmer
2 slack [something] off, slack off [something]
donner du mou à (rope)
desserrer (nut)

slack up

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