slow down

slow down
verb
1. lose velocity; move more slowly (Freq. 5)
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The car decelerated

Syn: ↑decelerate, ↑slow, ↑slow up, ↑retard
Ant: ↑accelerate (for: ↑decelerate)
Derivationally related forms: ↑retardation (for: ↑retard), ↑slowdown, ↑slowing (for: ↑slow), ↑deceleration (for: ↑decelerate)
Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑diminish, ↑lessen, ↑fall
Hyponyms: ↑slow, ↑slow up, ↑delay, ↑detain, ↑hold up
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. become slow or slower (Freq. 2)
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Production slowed

Syn: ↑slow, ↑slow up, ↑slack, ↑slacken
Derivationally related forms: ↑slack (for: ↑slack), ↑slowdown, ↑slowing (for: ↑slow)
Hypernyms: ↑weaken
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

3. cause to proceed more slowly (Freq. 1)
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The illness slowed him down

Syn: ↑slow, ↑slow up
Derivationally related forms: ↑slowdown
Hypernyms: ↑decelerate, ↑slow, ↑slow up, ↑retard
Hyponyms: ↑bog down, ↑bog, ↑clog, ↑constipate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

4. reduce the speed of
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He slowed down the car

Syn: ↑decelerate
Ant: ↑accelerate (for: ↑decelerate)
Derivationally related forms: ↑slowdown, ↑deceleration (for: ↑decelerate)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Hyponyms: ↑moderate, ↑retard, ↑fishtail
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

5. become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
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He relaxed in the hot tub

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Let's all relax after a hard day's work

Syn: ↑relax, ↑loosen up, ↑unbend, ↑unwind, ↑decompress
Ant: ↑tense (for: ↑relax)
Derivationally related forms: ↑relaxant (for: ↑relax), ↑relaxation (for: ↑relax)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Hyponyms: ↑vege out, ↑vegetate, ↑sit back, ↑take it easy
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody's (body part) ——s

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Sam and Sue slow down

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slow down [phrasal verb]
: to stop being very active, talking very fast, etc.

You've been working too hard. You need to slow down and take it easy for a while.

Slow down! You're talking so fast I can hardly understand you.

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