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slow down

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  1. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardverb

    lose velocity; move more slowly

    "The car decelerated"

  2. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slackenverb

    become slow or slower

    "Production slowed"

  3. slow, slow down, slow upverb

    cause to proceed more slowly

    "The illness slowed him down"

  4. decelerate, slow downverb

    reduce the speed of

    "He slowed down the car"

  5. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow downverb

    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"


  1. slow downverb



  1. Slow Down

    "Slow Down" is a 24-bar blues written and performed by Larry Williams. Released as a single in 1958, it was a rhythm and blues hit that influenced the growing Rock & Roll movement of the time. It was released as a 7" single. The A-Side was "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" and the B-Side was "Slow Down", which were both covered by The Beatles in 1964 and 1965, respectively.

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    The slow down symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the slow down symbol and its characteristic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slow down in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slow down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of slow down in a Sentence

  1. Shigeo Hirayama:

    Now the economy is not in a healthy condition and it is expected to slow down if the consumption tax rate is increased next year, a big supply in office space could hurt the property market.

  2. Kim Rok-ho:

    Even as the number of smartphone shipments slow down, each smartphone will contain memory chips with bigger capacity and better performance, which, for memory chip makers, makes up for a slowdown in the number of total smartphones.

  3. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham:

    I think Donald Trump is a political car wreck and people slow down and look at the wreck but they eventually move on. I believe when it comes to winning a national election as a republican Donald Trump is not the pathway forward.

  4. Greg Abbott:

    If I could go back and redo anything, it probably would've been to slow down the opening of bars. Now, seeing in the aftermath of how quickly the coronavirus spread in the bar setting -- and, you know, a bar setting in reality just doesn't work with a pandemic.

  5. Trinh Le:

    The best thing you can do is slow down, savor your meal and be mindful about what your body is telling you.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. foreordained
    • B. ultimo
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. omnifarious

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