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  ( slower    comparative)   ( slowest    superlative)   ( slows    3rd person present)   ( slowing    present participle)   ( slowed    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   Something that is slow moves, happens, or is done without much speed.,   (Antonym: fast)    The traffic is heavy and slow..., Electric whisks should be used on a slow speed., ...slow, regular breathing.     
  slowly      adv   ADV with v  
He spoke slowly and deliberately..., Christian backed slowly away.     
  slowness      n-uncount  
She lowered the glass with calculated slowness.     
2       adv   In informal English, slower is used to mean `at a slower speed' and slowest is used to mean `at the slowest speed'. In non-standard English, slow is used to mean `with little speed'.  
ADV after v     (Antonym: fast)    I began to walk slower and slower..., We got there by driving slow all the way.     
3       adj   Something that is slow takes a long time.,   (Antonym: quick)    The distribution of passports has been a slow process.     
  slowly      adv   ADV with v  
My resentment of her slowly began to fade.     
  slowness      n-uncount  
...the slowness of political and economic progress.     
4       adj   If someone is slow to do something, they do it after a delay.  
v-link ADJ, usu ADJ to-inf, ADJ in -ing     (Antonym: quick)    The world community has been slow to respond to the crisis...     
5       verb   If something slows or if you slow it, it starts to move or happen more slowly.  
The rate of bombing has slowed considerably...      V  
She slowed the car and began driving up a narrow road...      V n  
6       adj   Someone who is slow is not very clever and takes a long time to understand things.,   (Antonym: quick)    He got hit on the head and he's been a bit slow since.     
7       adj   If you describe a situation, place, or activity as slow, you mean that it is not very exciting.   (=quiet)     (Antonym: lively)    The island is too slow for her liking.     
8       adj   If a clock or watch is slow, it shows a time that is earlier than the correct time.  
usu v-link ADJ     (Antonym: fast)   
9   
    slow-  
10   
    slow off the mark  
    mark  
    slowly but surely  
    surely  
    slow on the uptake  
    uptake   slow down  
1       phrasal verb   If something slows down or is if something slows it down, it starts to move or happen more slowly.   (=slow up)     (Antonym: speed up)    The car slowed down as they passed Customs...      V P  
There is no cure for the disease, although drugs can slow down its rate of development...      V P n (not pron)  
Damage to the turbine slowed the work down.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If someone slows down or if something slows them down, they become less active.  
You will need to slow down for a while...      V P  
He was still taking some medication which slowed him down.      V n P, Also V P n (not pron)  
3   
    slowdown   slow up      phrasal verb   Slow up means the same as slow down 1.  
Sales are slowing up...      V P  
The introduction of a new code of criminal procedure has also slowed up the system.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  


go-slow        ( go-slows    plural  ) A go-slow is a protest by workers in which they deliberately work slowly in order to cause problems for their employers.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use slowdown     
slow-     
slow- is used to form words which describe something that happens slowly.      comb in adj  
He was stuck in a line of slow-moving traffic., ...a slow-burning fuse.     
slow lane        ( slow lanes    plural  )
1       n-count   On a motorway or freeway, theslow lane is the lane for vehicles which are moving more slowly than the other vehicles.  
usu sing, usu the N  
2       n-sing   If you say that a person, country, or company is in theslow lane, you mean that they are not progressing as fast as other people, countries, or companies in a particular area of activity.  
usu the N  
Germany was not trying to push Britain into the slow lane...     
slow motion      , slow-motion  
When film or television pictures are shown inslow motion, they are shown much more slowly than normal.      n-uncount   usu in N  
It seemed almost as if he were falling in slow motion...     
slow-witted     
Someone who is slow-witted is slow to understand things.      adj  
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n.
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
a small digital image or icon used to express or convey an idea, a mood or an emotion in electronic communication. It's a loanword from japoneese coming from e 'picture'+ moji 'letter, character'.
[Internet] Althoug being coincidental, the resemblance of the term 'emoji' to the english word 'emoticon' (a facial expression composed of keyboard characters, such as :-)) helps its memorability. 😊
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
exp.
he is a very good seller
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
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