[ sloh-uhp ]
/ ˈsloʊˌʌp /
a delay or retardation in progress or activity; slowdown.
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Origin of slow-up
First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase slow up
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Idioms and Phrases with slow-up
Slacken or cause to slacken in speed, as in The train slowed up as it approached the curve, or Come on, you're slowing me up. [Late 1800s] Also see slow down, def. 1.
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