1. not tense or tight; not firmly extended.
- slack and wrinkled skin
- slack sails
- a slack rope
2. (of water) flowing with little speed
- slack water
Similar word(s): standing
3. lacking effort or work; not using due diligence or care.
- slack in maintaining discipline
4. not busy; sluggish.
Sentences with slack as an adjective:
- a slack hand
- slack in duty or service
- Business is slack.
- slack dried hops
1. 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. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
- a gradual slack in output
3. a stretch of water without current or movement
- suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless
4. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
5. the quality of being loose (not taut)
- he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope
Similar word(s): slackness
6. a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
- he took up the slack
Definition categories: man–made, cord
Sentences with slack as a noun:
- The slack of a rope or of a sail.
1. avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
2. be inattentive to, or neglect
- He slacks his attention
3. release tension on
- slack the rope
4. make less active or fast
- He slackened his pace as he got tired
5. become slow or slower
6. make less active or intense
7. become less in amount or intensity
Similar word(s): abate
8. cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
- slack lime
Similar word(s): slake
Sentences with slack as a verb:
- Lime slacks.