Definition of 'slack'
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But one parent has to pick up the slack and all too often it is the mother. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So we might cut him some slack from beyond the boundary. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had a slack jaw and a bottom row of tarnished teeth. Seminary Boy (2006)When are the busy and slack periods for the potential trainees? Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)Successive editors have cut themselves enough slack to pick players who just happen to appeal to them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You skin looks a bit slack and grey. Life Without Work (1994)She would film all day and wear slacks on the way home. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Business investment is not picking up the slack. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Maybe we should cut him some slack. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The impact will also be different in situations in which the economy is resource constrained compared to periods of slack. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On the other hand, a blazer and slacks would probably be acceptable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There will be an inquest into the slack defending which saw United leak two avoidable goals. The Sun (2013)They were slack, loose and sloppy. The Sun (2015)The Halewood factory is also to close for three weeks as the business reacts to slack demand. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There's enough slack in our system to make it leaner and more efficient across the board. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This was a battling display to take the points but their slack defending could still cost them in the closing weeks of the season. The Sun (2013)His jaw is slack with his mouth open, whereas anxiety or stress will normally tighten the jaw muscles. The Sun (2009)But then you leave slack. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were all middleaged men, all in blue blazers, white slacks and deck shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the main problem was that, without a conductor, the rapport between voice and orchestra was far too slack. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is why it is right to cut the Prime Minister some slack and allow him the time and space required to get the best deal possible. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'slack'
British English: slack /slæk/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is slack is loose and not tightly stretched.
...the slack skin of my elbow.
- American English: slack
- Arabic: مُتْوَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: frouxo
- Chinese: 松弛的
- Croatian: mlohav
- Czech: volný nenapjatý
- Danish: slap
- Dutch: slap
- European Spanish: flojo
- Finnish: löysä
- French: détendu
- German: locker
- Greek: μπόσικος
- Italian: lento
- Japanese: 緩い
- Korean: 느슨한
- Norwegian: slakk
- Polish: ospały
- European Portuguese: frouxo
- Romanian: slăbit
- Russian: провисший
- Spanish: flojo suelto
- Swedish: slapp
- Thai: หย่อน
- Turkish: gevşek tavır
- Ukrainian: ненатягнутий
- Vietnamese: lỏng chùng
Definition of slack from the Collins English Dictionary
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