DICTIONARY


Definition of SLACK

noun : SLACK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

  • 3. (

    ) a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the quality of being loose (not taut); "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up the slack" ;

verb : SLACK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) avoid responsibilities and work, be idle ;

  • 2. (

    ) be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention" ;

  • 3. (

    ) release tension on; "slack the rope" ;

  • 8. (

    ) cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime" ;

Adjective : SLACK

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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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