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slow /slou/
  • tính từ
    • chậm, chậm chạp
      • slow and sure: chậm mà chắc
      • the clock is five minutes slow: đồng hồ chậm năm phút
      • to be not slow to defend oneself: không ngần ngại đứng ra tự bảo vệ
      • to be slow to anger: khó trêu tức (người)
    • trì độn, không nhanh trí
      • to be slow of wit: kém thông minh
    • buồn tẻ, kém vui
      • the entertainment was voted slow: ai cũng cho buổi biểu diễn đó là tẻ
      • a slow afternoon: một buổi chiều buồn tẻ
    • mở nhỏ (ống kính máy ảnh)
    • cháy lom rom
      • a slow fire: ngọn lửa cháy lom khom
    • không nảy
      • a slow tenniscourt: sân quần vượt không nảy
  • phó từ
    • chậm, chầm chậm
      • how slow he climbs!: sao hắn trèo chậm thế!
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm chậm lại, làm trì hoãn
      • to slow down a process: làm chậm lại một quá trình
  • nội động từ
    • đi chậm lại, chạy chậm lại
      • to slow up to a stop: chạy chậm lại rồi đỗ hẳn
Concise Dictionary
+lose velocity; move more slowly
+become slow or slower
+cause to proceed more slowly
+not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
+at a slow tempo
+slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
+(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
+so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
+(of business) not active or brisk
+without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
+of timepieces

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 lagging, laggard, dawdling, sluggish, sluggard(ly), slow-moving, leaden, ponderous, unhurried, plodding, snail-like, tortoise-like, torpid, leaden-footed, creeping, crawling; deliberate, slow-paced, leisurely, gradual, easy, relaxed, lax, lackadaisical, lazy, US lallygagging or lollygagging:
They walked at a slow pace back to the house. Philip has become a little slower in his old age
2 gradual, progressive, moderate, perceptible, almost imperceptible, measurable:
The church elders have noted a slow decline in moral standards.
3 unhurried, slow-moving, slow-paced:
The slow funeral cortege crept through the streets.
4 behindhand, unpunctual:
I missed the train because my watch is five minutes slow.
5 late, tardy, behindhand, dilatory, delayed, unpunctual:
You were so slow in getting here that everyone has gone.
6 slack, inactive, quiet, sluggish, unproductive:
Business is always a bit slow after the holidays.
7 dense, dull, slow-witted, dull-witted, obtuse, backward, bovine, dim, dim-witted, stupid, unresponsive, blockish, cloddish, unintelligent, doltish, simple, stolid, unimaginative, Boeotian, Colloq slow on the uptake, thick, dumb:
I'm afraid I'm a bit slow when it comes to particle physics.
8 conservative, unprogressive, old-fashioned, out of date, backward, old-fogyish or old-fogeyish, behind the times, Colloq square, not with it, past it, US out of it:
The council has been rather slow in realizing the needs of the community.
9 boring, dull, tiresome, ennuyant, tedious, dead, sleepy, somnolent, torpid, soporific, wearisome, dry-as-dust, uninteresting, monotonous, tame, uneventful, humdrum, Colloq ho-hum, dead, Brit dead-and-alive:
This town becomes really slow in the autumn, till the tourists reappear in the spring.
10 reluctant, not quick, unwilling, hesitant, disinclined, averse, loath or loth, indisposed:
Even when provoked, Cassie tends to be slow to anger.
11 slowly, unhurriedly, cautiously, carefully, circumspectly:
He failed his test because he drove too slow.
12 behindhand, tardily, late, unpunctually:
All the trains seem to be running a bit slow tonight.
13 slowly, easy, leisurely, easily:
They told him to take things slower or he'd have another heart attack.
14 Often, slow down or up. slack or slacken off, reduce speed, hold back, put on the brakes, take it easy:
You'd better slow down before you come to Deadman's Hill.
15 relax, take it easy, Colloq ease up:
The doctor suggested that at my age I ought to slow down a little.
Advanced English Dictionary
adjective, adverb, verb
+ adjective (slower, slowest)
not fast
1 not moving, acting or done quickly; taking a long time; not fast: a slow driver / walker / reader + Progress was slower than expected. + The country is experiencing slow but steady economic growth. + Collecting data is a painfully slow process. + a slow, lingering death + Oh you're so slow; come on, hurry up! + The slow movement opens with a cello solo. + She gave a slow smile. + Average earnings are rising at their slowest rate for 20 years.
2 not going or allowing you to go at a fast speed: I missed the fast train and had to get the slow one (= the one that stops at all the stations). + We drove in the slow lane.
with delay
3 ~ to do sth
~ (in) doing sth hesitating to do sth or not doing sth immediately: She wasn't slow to realize what was going on. + His poetry was slow in achieving recognition. + They were very slow paying me.
not clever
4 not quick to learn; finding things hard to understand: He's the slowest in the class.
not busy
5 not very busy; containing little action: Sales are slow (= not many goods are being sold). + There are slow passages in which little happens, but they help to build up the suspense.
watch / clock
6 [not before noun] showing a time earlier than the correct time: My watch is five minutes slow (= it shows 1.45 when it is 1.50).
in photography
7 slow film is not very sensitive to light
slowness noun [U]: There was impatience over the slowness of reform. + The evening passed with agonizing slowness.
Idioms: do a slow burn (AmE, informal) to slowly get angry
more at MARK n., UPTAKE
+ adverb (slower, slowest) (used especially in the comparative and superlative forms, or in compounds) at a slow speed
Synonym: SLOWLY
Could you go a little slower? + slow-drying paint + slow-moving traffic + (AmE) Drive slow!
Idioms: go slow (on sth) to show less enthusiasm for achieving sth: The government is going slow on tax reforms.
See also - GO-SLOW
+ verb
~ (sth/sb) (down / up) to go or to make sth/sb go at a slower speed or be less active: [V] The car slowed down as it approached the junction. + The bus slowed to a halt. + Economic growth has slowed a little. + The game slowed up a little in the second half. + You must slow down a little (= work less hard) or you'll make yourself ill. + [VN] The ice on the roads was slowing us down. + We hope to slow the spread of the disease.
See also - SLOWDOWN
slow / slowly
Slowly is the usual adverb from the adjective slow. Slow is sometimes used as an adverb in informal language, on road signs, etc. It can also be used to form compounds: Slow. Major road ahead. + a slow-acting drug + They walk very slow. In the comparative both slower and more slowly are used:
Can you speak slower/more slowly?
Collocation Dictionary


be, prove, seem | remain


extremely, incredibly, remarkably, very | interminably | a bit, comparatively, fairly, a little, pretty, quite, rather, relatively | agonizingly, desperately, frustratingly, painfully, tediously, tortuously
Filming was painfully slow.
| notoriously
Civil court proceedings are notoriously slow.
| noticeably
He was noticeably slow to respond.
| necessarily
Genetic evolution is necessarily slow.


They are extremely slow at reaching decisions.

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