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Dictionary definition for: Slow

1. (v) lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"

2. (a) not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker" "the slow lane of traffic" "her steps were slow" "he was slow in reacting to the news" "slow but steady growth"

3. (r) without speed (`slow" is sometimes used informally for "slowly'') "he spoke slowly" "go easy here--the road is slippery" "glaciers move tardily" "please go slow so I can see the sights"

4. (v) become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

5. (a) at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"

6. (r) of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow" "my watch is running behind"

7. (v) cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"

8. (s) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him" "never met anyone quite so dim" "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials mak

9. (a) (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"

10. (s) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people" "the deadening effect of some routine tasks" "a dull play" "his competent but dull performance" "a ho-hum speaker who couldn''t capture their attention"

11. (s) (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow) "a sluggish market"

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