Slow-up



noun
1.
a delay or retardation in progress or activity; slowdown.
adjective, slower, slowest.
1.
moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity:
a slow train.
2.
characterized by lack of speed:
a slow pace.
3.
taking or requiring a comparatively long time for completion:
a slow meal; a slow trip.
4.
requiring or taking a long time for growing, changing, or occurring; gradual:
a plant of slow growth.
5.
sluggish in nature, disposition, or function.
6.
dull of perception or understanding; mentally dull:
a slow child.
7.
not prompt, readily disposed, or in haste (usually followed by to or an infinitive):
slow to anger; slow to take offense.
8.
burning or heating with little speed or intensity, as a fire or an oven.
9.
slack; not busy:
The market was slow today.
10.
having some quality that retards speed or causes movement, progress, work, etc., to be accomplished at less than the usual or expected rate of speed:
a slow, careful worker; a slow road.
11.
running at less than the proper rate of speed or registering less than the proper time, as a clock.
12.
passing heavily or dragging, as time:
It’s been a slow afternoon.
13.
not progressive; behind the times: a slow town.
14.
dull, humdrum, uninteresting, or tedious:
What a slow party!
15.
Photography. requiring long exposure, as by having a small lens diameter or low film sensitivity:
a slow lens or film.
16.
(of the surface of a race track) sticky from a fairly recent rain and in the process of drying out.
adverb, slower, slowest.
17.
in a slow manner; slowly:
Drive slow.
verb (used with object)
18.
to make slow or slower (often followed by up or down).
19.
to retard; reduce the advancement or progress of:
His illness slowed him at school.
verb (used without object)
20.
to become slow or slower; slacken in speed (often followed by up or down).
adjective
1.
performed or occurring during a comparatively long interval of time
2.
lasting a comparatively long time: a slow journey
3.
characterized by lack of speed: a slow walker
4.
(prenominal) adapted to or productive of slow movement: the slow lane of a motorway
5.
(of a clock, etc) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
6.
given to or characterized by a leisurely or lazy existence: a slow town
7.
not readily responsive to stimulation; intellectually unreceptive: a slow mind
8.
dull or uninteresting: the play was very slow
9.
not easily aroused: a slow temperament
10.
lacking promptness or immediacy: a slow answer
11.
unwilling to perform an action or enter into a state: slow to anger
12.
behind the times
13.
(of trade, etc) unproductive; slack
14.
(of a fire) burning weakly
15.
(of an oven) cool
16.
(photog) requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density: a slow lens
17.
(sport) (of a track, etc) tending to reduce the speed of the ball or the competitors
18.
(cricket) (of a bowler, etc) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin
adverb
19.
in a manner characterized by lack of speed; slowly
verb
20.
often foll by up or down. to decrease or cause to decrease in speed, efficiency, etc

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