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Definition 1: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease - [verb of body]

Samples where slow down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He relaxed in the hot tub
  • Let's all relax after a hard day's work

Synonyms for slow down in the sense of this definition

(slow down is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of slow down ) engage in passive relaxation

"After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"

(... is a kind of slow down ) settle into a comfortable sitting position

Definition 2: lose velocity; move more slowly - [verb of change]

Samples where slow down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car decelerated

Synonyms for slow down in the sense of this definition

(slow down is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

(... is a kind of slow down ) cause to proceed more slowly

"The illness slowed him down"

(... is a kind of slow down ) cause to be slowed down or delayed

"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather" "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

Definition 3: become slow or slower - [verb of change]

Samples where slow down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Production slowed

Synonyms for slow down in the sense of this definition

(slow down is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

Definition 4: reduce the speed of - [verb of change]

Samples where slow down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slowed down the car

Synonyms for slow down in the sense of this definition

(slow down is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of slow down ) make less fast or intense

"moderate your speed"

(... is a kind of slow down ) cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

"This drug will retard your heart rate"

(... is a kind of slow down ) slow down by moving the tail sideways

"The airplane fishtailed on the runway"

Definition 5: cause to proceed more slowly - [verb of change]

Samples where slow down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The illness slowed him down

Synonyms for slow down in the sense of this definition

(slow down is a kind of ...) lose velocity; move more slowly

"The car decelerated"

(... is a kind of slow down ) cause to slow down or get stuck

"The vote would bog down the house"

(... is a kind of slow down ) impede with a clog or as if with a clog

"The market is being clogged by these operations" "My mind is constipated today"

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