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Meaning of slack

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and
             grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack
             rope" [syn: {loose}, {slack}]
      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" [syn: {lax}, {slack}]
      n 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; "the
         team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a
         drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality" [syn:
         {slump}, {slack}, {drop-off}, {falloff}, {falling off}]
      3: a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly
         they were in a slack and the water was motionless" [syn:
         {slack}, {slack water}]
      4: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot [syn:
         {mire}, {quagmire}, {quag}, {morass}, {slack}]
      5: the quality of being loose (not taut); "he hadn't counted on
         the slackness of the rope" [syn: {slack}, {slackness}]
      6: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up
         the slack"
      v 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"; "Don't relax your efforts now" [syn: {slack},
         {slacken}, {slack up}, {relax}]
      5: become slow or slower; "Production slowed" [syn: {slow},
         {slow down}, {slow up}, {slack}, {slacken}]
      6: make less active or intense [syn: {slake}, {abate}, {slack}]
      7: become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The
         rain let up after a few hours" [syn: {abate}, {let up},
         {slack off}, {slack}, {die away}]
      8: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack
         lime" [syn: {slack}, {slake}]

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