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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • adj.懒散的, 懈怠的; ( 绳) 松弛的v.松懈, 怠惰
  • [英] adj.懒散的, 懈怠的 ( sluggish; inactive) ; ( 绳) 松弛的 ( loose) ;
  • [类] 反义词: taut ( 紧张的)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

kI. adjective

  • Etymology: Middle English slak, from Old English sleac; akin to Old High German slah slack, Latin laxus slack, loose, languēre to languish, Greek lagnos lustful and perhaps to Greek lēgein to stop
  • Date: before 12th century
  • 1. not using due diligence, care, or dispatch ; negligent
  • 2.
    • a. characterized by slowness, sluggishness, or lack of energy <a slack pace>
    • b. moderate in some quality; especially moderately warm <a slack oven>
    • c. blowing or flowing at low speed <the tide was slack>
  • 3.
    • a. not tight or taut <a slack rope>
    • b. lacking in usual or normal firmness and steadiness ; weak <slack muscles><slack supervision>
  • 4. wanting in activity ; dull <a slack market>
  • 5. lacking in completeness, finish, or perfection <a very slack piece of work>
  • Synonyms: see negligent
  • ? slackly adverb
  • ? slackness noun

II. verb

  • Date: 13th century
  • intransitive verb
    • 1. to be or become slack
    • 2. to shirk or evade work or duty
  • transitive verb
    • 1.
      • a. to be slack or negligent in performing or doing
      • b. lessen, moderate
    • 2. to release tension on ; loosen
    • 3.
      • a. to cause to abate
      • b. slake 3

III. noun

  • Date: 1756
  • 1. cessation in movement or flow
  • 2. a part of something that hangs loose without strain <take up the slack of a rope>
  • 3. trousers especially for casual wear — usually used in plural
  • 4. a dull season or period
  • 5.
    • a. a part that is available but not used <some slack in the budget>
    • b. a portion (as of labor or resources) that is required but lacking <hired a temp to take up the slack>
  • 6. additional leeway or relief from pressure — usually used with cut [c dimgray]zuoxie[ex]refused to cut me some slack

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