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Definitions of slow:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb intransitive

To move with less speed; as, the train slowed down.

part of speech: adjective

Not quick in motion; less speedy than usual, or than what might be expected; not ready or prompt, as in speech; dilatory; inactive; dull; behind in time, as a clock.

part of speech: adjective

Not quick or rapid in motion; as, a slow step; not prompt; as, slow in arriving; occupying a long time; as, slow progress; not rash or hasty; as, slow to anger; dull or stupid; as, a slow pupil; not up to time; as, the clock is slow.

part of speech: verb transitive

To cause to move with less speed; to delay.

part of speech: adjective

Not swift: late: behind in time: not hasty: not ready: not progressive.

part of speech: adverb


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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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