Share this entry

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

Translation of slack in French:

noun

  • 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

adjective

  • 1 (careless)
    (worker)
    peu consciencieux/-ieuse
    (management)
    négligent
    (student)
    peu appliqué
    (work)
    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)
    faible
    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)
    détendu
    to go slack
    se détendre

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

slack off

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

slack up

Definition of slack in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: