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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
slack /slæk/
  • tính từ
    • uể oải, chậm chạp
      • to be slack in doing something: uể oải làm việc gì
    • chùng, lỏng
      • a slack rope: dây thừng chùng
      • to keep a slack hand (rein): buông lỏng dây cương; (nghĩa bóng) lỏng tay (lãnh đạo)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) mềm yếu, yếu ớt, nhu nhược, dễ bị ảnh hưởng, dễ bị lung lạc
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) hay bê trễ, hay sao lãng, phất phơ, chểnh mảng
    • ế ẩm
      • slack trade: việc buôn bán ế ẩm
      • slack business: công việc không chạy
    • làm mệt mỏi, làm uể oải
      • slack weather: thời tiết làm cho uể oải
    • đã tôi (vôi)
    • danh từ
      • phần dây chùng
        • to haul in the slack: căng dây ra cho thẳng
      • thời kỳ buôn bán ế ẩm
      • (thông tục) sự chơi, sự nghỉ ngơi, sự xả hơi
        • to have a good slack: nghỉ một cách thoải mái
      • (tiếng địa phương) sự hỗn láo, sự xấc lấc
      • (số nhiều) quần
      • than cám (để làm than nén)
      • động từ
        • nới, làm chùng (dây)
        • (thông tục) nghỉ ngơi, xả hơi
        • (thông tục) phất phơ, chểnh mảng
        • tôi (vôi)
        • to slack off
          • giảm bớt nhiệt tình, giảm bớt sự cố gắng
        • to slack up
          • giảm bớt tốc lực, đi chậm lại (xe lửa)
      Concise Dictionary
      +dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
      +a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
      +a stretch of water without current or movement
      +a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
      +the condition of being loose (not taut)
      +a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
      +avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
      +be inattentive to, or neglect
      +release tension on
      +make less active or fast
      +become slow or slower
      +make less active or intense
      +become less in amount or intensity
      +cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
      +not tense or taut
      +lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
      +flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
      +lacking in rigor or strictness

      Thesaurus Dictionary
      1 remiss, careless, indolent, negligent, lax, lazy, idle, neglectful, delinquent, inattentive, otiose, dilatory, cunctatory, laggard, easygoing, slothful, sluggish, lethargic, shiftless, do-nothing, fainéant, Colloq asleep at the switch or the wheel, asleep on the job:
      Production has fallen off because the workers are getting slack.
      2 loose, flabby, flaccid, soft, limp, baggy, drooping, droopy, bagging, sagging, floppy:
      The flag hung down, slack in the still air.
      3 Often, slack or slacken off or up.
      (a) let go, let run, let loose, release, slacken, loose, loosen, relax, ease (out or off), let up (on):
      Slack off the stern line a bit.
      (b) slow (down or up), delay, reduce speed, tire, decline, decrease, diminish, moderate, abate, weaken:
      Barnes could not keep up his terrific pace and is beginning to slack off. Business has slackened off since Christmas
      4 neglect, shirk, Colloq Brit skive (off), US goof off, Chiefly military gold-brick, Taboo Slang US fuck the dog:
      Don't let the foreman find you slacking.
      5 lull, pause, inactivity, cut-back, lessening, reduction, abatement, drop-off, downturn, diminution, decline, fall-off, decrease, dwindling:
      How do you compensate for the slack in sales of ski equipment during the summer?
      6 room, looseness, slackness, play, give:
      There's too much slack in that mooring line.

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