1. slack - noun
· dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
2. slack - noun
· a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"
3. slack - noun
· a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"
4. slack - noun
· a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
5. slack - noun
· the quality of being loose (not taut); "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
6. slack - noun
· a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up the slack"
7. slack - verb
· avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
8. slack - verb
· be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention"
9. slack - verb
· release tension on; "slack the rope"
10. slack - verb
· make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
11. slack - verb
· become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
12. slack - verb
· make less active or intense
13. slack - verb
· become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
14. slack - verb
· cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime"
15. slack - adjective
· not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"; "a slack grip"
16. slack - adjective
· flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water"
17. slack - adjective
· lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
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