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Slack, vb. 1) tr. a) to make less tight, to loosen: “s. the bolins there,” Per. III, 1, 43.
b) to make more slow: “his rage of lust by gazing qualified, --ed, not suppressed,” Lucr. 425. “I am nothing slow to s. his haste,” Rom. IV, 1, 3.
c) to neglect, to be remiss in: “what a beast am I to s. it,” Wiv. III, 4, 115. “if then they chanced to s. you, we could control them,” Lr. II, 4, 248. “they s. their duties,” Oth. IV, 3, 88.
2) intr. to languish, to flag: “their negotiations all must s., wanting his manage,” Troil. III, 3, 24.
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