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slow

  
  ( 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  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
something is easy to do
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.
"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.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
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.
he is a very good seller
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
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
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
exp.
be kept waiting
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
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.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together

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