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Definition of 'slow down'


  1. lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
       Synonyms: decelerate slow slow up retard
       Antonyms: accelerate speed up speed quicken
  2. become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
       Synonyms: slow slow up slack slacken
  3. cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
       Synonyms: slow slow up
  4. reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car"
       Synonyms: decelerate
       Antonyms: accelerate speed speed up
  5. become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
       Synonyms: relax loosen up unbend unwind decompress
       Antonyms: tense tense up

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