verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for slack
- to pull in or make taut a loose section of a rope, line, wire, etc.: Take up the slack before releasing the kite.
- to provide or compensate for something that is missing or incomplete: New sources of oil will take up the slack resulting from the embargo.
Origin of slack1
OTHER WORDS FROM slack
Definition for slack (2 of 2)
Origin of slack2
Example sentences from the Web for slack
Contextual has undoubted benefits and can take up some of the slack, but it won’t provide a magic bullet.Deep Dive: Programmatic ends a strong 2020 as CTV, OTT and data privacy loom large in early 2021|Jessica Rapp|January 5, 2021|Digiday
In the meantime, let’s cut folks some slack and see how this big engine rolls as it kicks into high gear.In the COVID vaccine rollout, our expectations don’t match reality|matthewheimer|January 4, 2021|Fortune
“I feel a great disturbance in the slack, as if millions of people tried to log on for the first time in two weeks and were suddenly silenced,” software analyst Steve O’Grady of RedMonk tweeted, referencing a famous line from Star Wars.
When I’m finished petting Qoobo, there’s no protest — the tail simply goes slack.
Gauges of input prices and costs paid by businesses are also perking up as of late, though factories still have plenty of slack in capacity.Investors are pricing in inflation for 2021. Here’s why it’s likely to be a mirage|Lee Clifford|December 7, 2020|Fortune
We are thinking perhaps of a certain tendency to slackness, a dangerous falling-off in the output of work.
The latter will duly take advantage of this slackness, and will get in just the little extra work that is wanted of it.The Complete Golfer |Harry Vardon
I had long been under reproach for my slackness in this matter.The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett
Still, the English are not happy, and the unrest and slackness increase.Letters of Travel (1892-1913)|Rudyard Kipling
The Devil, she said, was but half-tied, and slackness would let him loose.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
British Dictionary definitions for slack (1 of 2)
- a patch of water without current
- a slackening of a current