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a car slows down
▪ The car slowed down and stopped outside our house.
a clock is fast/slow (=shows a later or earlier time than the real time)
▪ There’s no need to hurry – that clock’s fast.
a faster/slower rate
▪ The urban population has grown at a faster rate than the rural population.
a slow learner (=someone who learns things slowly)
▪ The computer program means that slow learners can practise as long as they need to.
a slow movement
▪ the slow movements of the old man
a slow recovery
▪ A slow recovery in the hotel market is likely to hold back the company’s profits.
a slow smile
▪ A slow smile spread across his face.
a slow start
▪ Work got off to a very slow start because of bad weather.
a slow train (also a stopping train British English) (= one that stops at a lot of places)
▪ We got on the stopping train by mistake and it took hours to get home.
a slow/fast reader
▪ Her son was quite a slow reader.
at low/slow speed
▪ Even at low speed, an accident could mean serious injury for a child.
die a sudden/violent/slow etc death
▪ At the end of the play, the main character dies a violent death.
fast/slow etc grower
▪ Bamboo is a very vigorous grower.
fast/slow moving etc
▪ Be careful when changing lanes in fast-moving traffic.
good/bad/slow etc service
▪ The service was terrible and so was the food.
hard/rough/slow etc going
▪ I’m getting the work done, but it’s slow going.
have good/quick/slow reflexes
▪ A tennis player needs to have very quick reflexes.
sb’s watch is slow/runs slow (=it shows an earlier time)
▪ 'He’s late.' 'Maybe his watch is running slow.'
sb’s watch is slow/runs slow (=it shows an earlier time)
▪ 'He’s late.' 'Maybe his watch is running slow.'
slow but/and steady
▪ She is making a slow but steady recovery.
slow cooking
▪ Slow cooking gives the dish a better flavour.
slow lane
▪ The country is expected to remain in the slow lane of economic recovery.
slow motion
▪ Let’s see that goal again in slow motion.
slow puncture (=one that lets air out very slowly)
▪ Her pulse was slow but steady.
▪ The task remains difficult and progress has been slow.
▪ Collecting the data is a slow process.
▪ The pace of life in the countryside is slower.
▪ Economists are forecasting a period of slow growth.
▪ Traffic’s very slow going out of New York.
the economy slows down
▪ The US economy is slowing down after a long period of growth.
the fast/slow lane
▪ Cars in the fast lane were travelling at over 80 miles an hour.
the pace slows/slackens
▪ After a surge in exports, the pace slackened considerably the following year.
▪ For example, last year it became evident that terminal responses at peak times were becoming much slower.
▪ Decision-making tends to be much slower and this is often the reason for such slowness.
▪ McNeill Alexander adopted a different analytical technique, and came up with a much slower dinosaur than Bakker's.
▪ She had justified her behaviour to herself on the basis that the police would have been much slower and more painstaking.
▪ There would be higher taxes and, at best, much slower growth in public spending.
▪ This leaves the unfortunate animal to crawl away and die a much slower death than if hounds had caught him.
▪ Phone-ins on radio can provide speedy feedback, but by and large feedback is much slower in the mass media than in interpersonal communications.
▪ The ionophore-induced responses were much slower than those induced by forskolin.
▪ Although painfully slow, it meant he could construct small sentences.
▪ But the council got off to a painfully slow start.
▪ Still, too many of them, like too many people throughout the division, remained painfully slow in taking action.
▪ In spite of this painfully slow start, today he is a millionaire.
▪ Piecemeal Development Attempting to build a school-to-work system company by company and school by school is painfully slow.
▪ There is every indication that youth apprenticeships will continue to grow in the United States, but at a painfully slow rate.
▪ The painfully slow elevators, whose speed can be measured in millimeters per hour.
▪ The school building program -.. is creeping along at a painfully slow clip.
▪ By later standards they were rather slow cars, but the trucks gave a smooth ride on straight track.
▪ That may be a rather slow speed compared with that of light.
▪ I said that this was almost certain but the process was rather slow.
▪ Flight rather slow and flapping, recalling larger gulls, when hunting over water; also soars and hovers.
▪ In fact I've had to conclude that I am generally rather slow on the uptake.
▪ Frau Grossman was rather slow in forwarding it.
▪ He was rather slow, rather ponderous.
▪ We are making rather slow progress today.
▪ One reason for the Surrealists' relatively slow climb since 1975 is that they were highly valued then.
▪ Most casino operators in Las Vegas were dogged by a relatively slow year following boom years in 1993 and 1994.
▪ These characteristics make for relatively slow, concrete, and restricted thought.
▪ You want a relatively slow but controlled and permanent solution to your weight problem.
▪ And character recognition is relatively slow and prone to errors even on powerful computers.
▪ This current path has a small resistance and no opposing voltage, so the decay of current is relatively slow.
▪ Transport has been relatively slow to see much benefit from the information technology revolution.
▪ Progress was so slow that many found it quicker to abandon their carriages and continue on foot.
▪ The process is so slow that contemporaries never notice it.
▪ The pace is slow, so slow that lots of things are unfinished.
▪ It dripped like a slow percolation through limestone, so slow that she forgot it between drops.
▪ Why was Britain so slow to develop a national system of education before 1914?
▪ Since travel was so slow, these commercial transactions took a long time to complete.
▪ He's so slow, so unimaginative, so lifeless.
▪ Demand is so slow that the price index fell to 40. 8 % in December from 44. 5 %.
▪ They tried to leap over the sandbags, but were too slow.
▪ Systems required too much resource and became too slow.
▪ But it was too slow, or too stupid: I just had time to grab her angles and pull her away.
▪ Meanwhile, customers were also unhappy Kodak was too slow, too late, and too error ridden.
▪ The parents continued to find Ramsey's progress too slow.
▪ A shovel had been too slow and cumbersome.
▪ The drive to the airport was too slow for Duncan.
▪ The build-up of phase current to its rated value would be too slow for satisfactory operation of the motor at high speeds.
▪ Constant very slow water flow should take place inside the media preventing true dead areas forming to leach back impurities.
▪ Saguaro cactus are very slow growing.
▪ Messenger and Outlook Express both decode automatically within the window, but are very slow.
▪ The mountains, the waters of the ocean, and the gases of the sky were very slow life.
▪ It has been in operation for 100 years and is proceeding at a very slow rate.
▪ Curiously, it was actually very slow to happen in the financial services markets.
▪ Propagation in the aquarium is very slow and rare.
▪ The balancing slower growth was supplied by the portmanteau of miscellaneous services.
▪ His pacifism, like his social philosophy, was a slow growth.
▪ During the 1960's there was slow growth with more rapid growth during the early 1970's.
▪ This plant likes moving water and grows well when placed next to the filtering system, which enhances their normally slow growth.
▪ Temperatures below this slow down further its normal slow growth.
▪ The unwillingness of oil-consuming societies to check their spending resulted in the phenomenon of stagflation: slow growth combined with inflation.
▪ That was slower growth, in percentage terms, than many of its peers enjoyed.
▪ Eventual guaranteed success is often a very desirable aspect, especially for young or slow learners.
▪ By portraying herself as a slow learner, Wong affords her reader a superior and even a smug position.
▪ Actually he majored in Phys Ed, but to tell you the truth, Rickie was always a slow learner.
▪ What a slow learner I am!
▪ He introduced a quite different strand: I was a slow learner.
▪ Indeed, they were probably worried about why the baby was a slow learner.
▪ In Balbinder's case it was not simply that he was a slow learner.
▪ Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the Labour party is a party of slow learners?
▪ At its heart is a slow movement of great intensity and spellbinding simplicity, magically performed.
▪ But even the slow movements are lovely.
▪ Here in the slow movement she allowed the gentle principal theme to flow naturally and above all musically.
▪ To Western ears, the wind playing in the slow movement will probably sound execrable.
▪ The slow movement of this performance is particularly fine, with pianissimos that have you catching your breath.
▪ It will be seen from tables 1 and 2 that such very slow movements were more frequent than one might expect.
▪ His preference for very measured speeds in slow movements leads him to at least one serious miscalculation.
▪ By contrast he is equally adept at setting a tone of meditative rapture in the slower movements.
▪ He fell from power in 1987, resigning from the Politburo over the slow pace of reform.
▪ The increase was at a slower pace than in the second quarter, however, suggesting gains in efficiency may be peaking.
▪ Travel went at a very slow pace.
▪ What you do not do is rush it by warming it up; just let it grow at its own slow pace.
▪ Thus, for the question about the slow pace of educational change you could set a paragraph to answer the following questions.
▪ Bloomfield Hills, Canton and Carleton have grown at the slowest pace.
▪ Then Wallace hit a good cross which Speed side footed the volley at very slow pace into the net.
▪ Indeed, the slow pace of communications has earned the Web a new nickname: the World Wide Wait.
▪ The slowest processes come at the top of the hierarchy, and provide the environment for faster processes.
▪ During this slow process, what was happening in the South?
▪ For a start, the introduction of the changes enshrined in the new Charities Act will be a slow process.
▪ To the extent that proletarianization is occurring, it may be a long, slow process.
▪ The Government is restoring several of them as holiday flats, a slow process but tastefully done.
▪ Even 20 or 30 years ago, finding the fish was a slow process.
▪ The intention behind the book is furthering the necessarily slow process of changing values.
▪ When it does, it is not an event but a painful and slow process.
▪ Even with computers it is extremely difficult, as the slow progress shows.
▪ In the morning a bicycle made its slow progress across the fields.
▪ And she knew absolutely everything, which must have made her particularly disappointed in Frankie's slow progress at school.
▪ The boat was making very slow progress in heavy seas.
▪ We are making rather slow progress today.
▪ Surprisingly, in a society fascinated by technology, the aeroplane made slow progress.
▪ The fact that food and water were running out due to slow progress, demoralized me still further.
▪ For Jez, each day is hard work, with slow progress, and sometimes with disappointment.
▪ In the laboratory, males had a significantly slower rate of growth, but still matured earlier than females.
▪ Because the elderly often experience a decline in liver function, these drugs are metabolized at a slower rate.
▪ These will maintain growth but at slower rates than with live food.
▪ Or alternatively, if time is passing at a slower rate on the moving train.
▪ It has been in operation for 100 years and is proceeding at a very slow rate.
▪ The cursor, by the way, appears boldfaced but blinking at a slower rate than the cursor in the text itself.
▪ Any slower rate, as for example in the first half of the eighteenth century, allowed real wages to rise.
▪ Consumers, overloaded with debt, have cut back new borrowing to the slowest rate in two years.
▪ The main conclusion to be drawn here is that the way to aid slow readers is to improve their word-recognition skills.
▪ He was one of the slow readers who met with me for extra work from time to time.
▪ He was a slow reader, and his lips moved as he followed the words.
▪ Her good readers are voracious and read their weight in books every week, while the slow readers lag behind.
▪ The eyes of the slow reader will stop on each word before moving on to the next one.
▪ Have you ever watched people reading to themselves, slow readers who move their lips silently as they read?
▪ A slow smile, almost sad.
▪ Cutty smiled his slow smile that expressed no joy.
▪ He moved with a delicacy that emphasised his power, and he had a slow smile and a gentle handshake.
▪ A slow smile spread across his face as he realized that it must be Ace with the Marines.
▪ Roman's slow smile was infinitely sardonic.
▪ A slow smile spreads over her lips.
▪ With the slower speeds the qualifying heats as well as the race itself were almost injury-free this year.
▪ People have become frustrated with the inability to get online and the slow speeds of the Internet.
▪ The slowest speeds, however, are already quite fast and there is little practical room for manipulation beyond them.
▪ Speedsensitive steering too sensitive at slow speeds.
▪ Earlier types have run at high power, even when manoeuvring at slow speed, to keep the skirt inflated.
▪ That may be a rather slow speed compared with that of light.
▪ That is impossible - due to the numbers of the missiles, their range and slow speed.
▪ On slowest speed, mix in the flour and baking soda.
▪ After a slow start John Campbell managed to raise a further £90 for the Fund.
▪ But the council got off to a painfully slow start.
▪ But Mercury is making a slow start.
▪ He has had a very slow start this season, though.
▪ Garah, who split a pastern last year, overcame a slow start to win the Stetchworth Maiden Stakes.
▪ And the work got off to a very slow start.
▪ The picture is one of a slow start followed by years of sustained rapid growth.
▪ In spite of this painfully slow start, today he is a millionaire.
▪ I missed the slower trains with the lounge cars and the rackety wheels.
▪ I changed in Edinburgh to a slower train.
▪ The drive from Reims was a long one, but it was still better than taking the slow train down from Paris.
▪ Not me, after encountering one of these suits on a go-slow train.
▪ In truth, this one has been something more akin to a slow train coming.
▪ Or persuade the operators of a slow train to Ulan Bator to put his Beatles cassette on the public-address system?
▪ What they did not realize was that the express train had a restaurant car and the slow train did not.
▪ Blake's slow walk appeared to unnerve them.
▪ I learned the grammar, the ritual behavior, the slow walk of openings.
▪ My diary this Saturday showed a very slow walk past trees and stones and gateways which the lines on her face remembered.
▪ We moved about a hundred feet at a slow walk.
▪ She liked nothing better than a nice slow walk round a cemetery as a rule.
▪ After a slow walk past the dustbins he found nothing of interest except a bag of rusty washers and an old tap.
a fast/slow etc walker
be quick/slow/first etc off the mark
▪ Salad crops, however, are quick off the mark.
▪ This time, they were slow off the mark.
be slow/quick on the uptake
in the slow lane
▪ As always since the Government came into power, we are in the slow lane.
▪ Old fogey that I am, after that I stayed in the slow lane, poking along at 80 or 90.
▪ Would you expect him to poke along in the slow lane?
long/slow haul
▪ Can we clean out the garage at last and buy for the long haul?
▪ In the long haul, Rex wanted what we all want, a measure of financial security.
▪ It is necessary to get things into perspective before the long haul to the Southern Hemisphere, though.
▪ Miles per gallon Then, on a long haul, it wouldn't go up hill or overtake on the flat.
▪ Over the long haul, how you see others may be even more important in helping your dreams come true.
▪ That would be a long haul.
▪ The county could subsidize the longer hauls from North County through a discount on tip fees.
▪ Those who do not fancy long haul can share short flights between two or three budding pilots.
slow handclap
▪ "Where are y'all from?" he asked in a slow Southern drawl.
slow economic growth
▪ a slow learner
▪ Climate change is a very slow process.
▪ Danny is a little bit slow.
▪ Farmers in the region have been slow to adopt modern agricultural methods.
▪ February is the slowest month in the tourist trade.
▪ For the first few months that I was taking lessons, my progress was extremely slow.
▪ I was always one of the slowest runners in my class.
▪ It's been a pretty slow day.
▪ My computer's really slow compared to the ones at school.
▪ Rebuilding the country's economy is likely to be a long, slow process.
▪ She's making a slow recovery after her illness.
▪ The CIA has been slow in turning over the documents that Congress requested.
▪ The train was slow, noisy, and uncomfortable.
▪ They are notoriously slow workers.
▪ Things have been slow, real slow, for months now.
▪ We danced to all the slow songs.
▪ He's so slow, so unimaginative, so lifeless.
▪ In the home this usually means the telephone line, which is fine for voice but excruciatingly slow for data.
▪ It was slow, unbearable torture that would drive any man insane.
▪ Life as ever-renewing mineral, and minerals as slow life.
▪ Some patients experience a slow decline in their health as the effectiveness of the drugs gradually decreases.
▪ The closer you sail, the slower you go and viceversa.
▪ It skidded slightly and slowed down.
▪ Instead of slowing down and driving through the snow and ice like sensible individuals, they drive like idiots.
▪ Read in studio Police are parading a range of race and rally cars in an attempt to make speeding motorists slow down.
▪ When food goes back into the refrigerator, growth begins to slow down, but only as the food chills.
▪ Sails were hauled in and the ship started to slow down.
▪ What did I do, press a button or something? Slow down.
▪ But they still haven't kept pace with the population even though it is slowing down now.
▪ Affect can speed up or slow down the rate of development.
▪ A police car slowed down, the two young officers looked carefully.
▪ Leaving the restaurant, Brooks started up State Street where his car was slowed by pedestrians leaving the harbor.
▪ The car slowed down and a chill swept over as she caught a glimpse of the driver.
▪ He barked viciously; lunging with all his might as the car slowed down and seemed about to stop.
▪ I glance in the rear-view mirror to see other cars close behind; slowing down but then speeding up again.
▪ Auto dealers also may feel some pain as car sales will slow after two strong years.
▪ I was almost at the corner of Stuart Street when a car slowed up into the corner of my eye.
▪ Suddenly, the cars ahead of me slowed and formed a long line.
▪ It seemed to take for ever, slowing to a crawl as it drew parallel with him.
▪ Industrial expansion had slowed to a crawl.
▪ Adam slowed to a crawl, as if stopping for him.
▪ And discussions over the construction of theme parks and movie theaters slowed to a crawl.
▪ Sometimes when the movie slows to a crawl, they chain-smoke while wearing hats.
▪ Here, though, time slows to a crawl.
▪ The ball just seemed to slow down and crawl through the air....
▪ Current financial problems in some importing countries may slow down growth in demand.
▪ A slowing in demand and inventories start to build quickly.
▪ Concern about slowing demand for petrol and a recent fall in crude prices has pushed Opec towards tough action on supply.
▪ Richmond: Business activity slowed, and demand declined for temporary workers.
▪ To slow down the demand, McLaren began charging £30 a copy.
▪ That is a reflection of the fact that the world economy is slowing down.
▪ Analysts said lower mortgage rates have helped to spur demand for housing even as other parts of the economy have slowed.
▪ The economy may be slowing down.
▪ That suggests the economy may slow even more in the first half of this year.
▪ The national economy has slowed to about half the 4. 1 percent growth rate of 1994.
▪ Signs that the economy is slowing after years of expansion has weighed on stocks in recent weeks.
▪ Interest rates of all types have been falling as the economy slows and inflation fears recede.
▪ Sitting still reduces this action, slowing blood flow and increasing the chances of clotting.
▪ This simply slows the flow of traffic and causes unnecessary and frustrating delays.
▪ Deflation hit productivity growth which slowed down somewhat.
▪ But the rate of growth was already slowing from 2.4 % per year down to 1.8 % in the 1990s.
▪ When food goes back into the refrigerator, growth begins to slow down, but only as the food chills.
▪ Economic growth is slowing, but should still be a respectable 5 percent this year.
▪ Raising funds has become increasingly expensive for banks, as deposit growth slows.
▪ Economic growth is already slowing fast.
▪ When they are made, growth will slow down.
▪ Interest rates of all types have been falling as the economy slows and inflation fears recede.
▪ As the economy slows, the markets are likely to trim their estimates of sustainable growth in both productivity and profits.
▪ On the other hand, the pace of counterurbanization has slowed considerably in the past decade.
▪ The time frame is geologic, the pace excruciatingly slow.
▪ Once Abraham can see the place where he will kill his son, the pace of the narrative slows right down.
▪ Since November, the pace of borrowing likely slowed as department and chain stores reported dismal holiday sales.
▪ Their pace did not slow as they entered the sea and they advanced in a solid human wall.
▪ Postures change, pace slows, bustle becomes murmur.
▪ And now the pace slowed, leaf by leaf rose, quivered erect, and slowly descended.
▪ Her pace slowed even more as she thought of the house dark and sour with grief.
▪ As the temperature falls the process slows, and below 10oC the development from egg to L3 usually can not take place.
▪ With aging, many body processes slow down, affecting the way medications are absorbed and eliminated.
▪ Some genes promote the process, others slow it down.
▪ But instead of simply fighting the proposal, the neighborhood association asked for the process to be slowed down.
▪ Most redistribution took place in the early 1980s and the process then slowed.
▪ In the Middle East a promising peace process is slowed.
▪ The same process slows the moon's rotation as well.
▪ The bilateral process has slowed down and there is little prospect of accelerating it or involving the smaller nuclear powers.
▪ The longer stride actually slowed his progress by 30 percent, exactly as the model had predicted.
▪ Ignoring it has slowed medical progress considerably in two ways.
▪ A closed door stops draughts spreading the flames, and dramatically slows the progress of a fire.
▪ The crowd slowed her progress, but she soon caught sight of him again, heading towards the door.
▪ New equipment was therefore brought sparingly or deferred altogether, thereby slowing relative progress still further.
▪ Old folk ambled, fanning themselves with hats or newspapers, slowing down their progress.
▪ It just slows down our progress.
▪ The continued presence of those units on the balance sheet is slowing progress to break even, the company has said.
▪ When the rate of economic growth slowed, that of public expenditure did not.
▪ Quarterly growth rates consistently slowed from mid-1990 until late 1992 when they finally went negative.
▪ After a while your pulse rate slows and you come to think maybe these ordinary law-abiding folks ain't zombies after all.
▪ After a minute of this, your heart rate has slowed by 20 percent.
▪ S., subscriber growth rates are starting to slow.
▪ Growth rates slowed somewhat in the mid-1950s, yet were still in excess of seven percent.
▪ The rate of depreciation slows down significantly in the second and third years but still runs at around 20 percent a year.
▪ Tie Rack looks rather out of fashion as sales slow down Outlook.
▪ What about the fact that personal-computer sales have slowed a bit lately?
▪ Meanwhile, auto sales are slowing and construction activity is weak.
▪ Auto dealers also may feel some pain as car sales will slow after two strong years.
▪ With the growth of software sales expected to slow, Microsoft will be forced to look afield for more revenue.
▪ The Glory showed no sign of slowing up.
▪ Gretzky had 23 goals and 79 assists this past season but has shown signs of slowing down.
▪ The boom shows no sign of slowing.
▪ That trend shows no sign of slowing down.
▪ A record year in 1989 for new investment in the County shows no sign of slowing down.
▪ But the train showed no signs of slowing down, and there was no rain yet.
▪ Nor does Skoda show any sign of slowing down.
▪ And though she turned 76 last June, she shows no signs of slowing down.
▪ But this means that data transfer between processor registers is slowed down to the speed of store access.
▪ Age has slowed her speed, but she uses the Dvorak keyboard and still wins accuracy awards.
▪ The passenger was far removed from an anonymous piece of card, and the parachutes correspondingly larger to slow the descent speed.
▪ A vessel equipped with Flettner rotors gains in manoeuvrability as lift is diminished by slowing a cylinder's speed of rotation.
▪ Morton slowed the speed a little, preparing to bring the boat to a halt when he needed to.
▪ A carbon-fibre brake disc shattered as he slowed from high speed, and his McLaren crashed into a guard rail.
▪ After the race, the track was redesigned to slow down traffic at the corners.
▪ She slowed down at the traffic lights by Sloane Street.
▪ The protesters have also staged go-slows and traffic disruptions on motorways, and caused severe disruption in Edinburgh and Liverpool.
▪ Read in studio A group of villagers say measures to slow down traffic on their main street have actually made things worse.
▪ The whole point of a speed camera is to slow the traffic down to the correct speed limit.
▪ This simply slows the flow of traffic and causes unnecessary and frustrating delays.
▪ Isn't it the aim of these measures to slow traffic down?
▪ The train was slowing slightly; they must be close to the station.
▪ Janir and the woman talked until the train slowed down and I stood up.
▪ Suddenly, Harry realized that the train was slowing.
▪ As the train slows, the man stands and walks to the closed doors at the middle of the car.
▪ The train slowed down as it reached the next station and the Punk stood up and came down the aisle towards them.
▪ As the train began slowing down for North Chittendon, I flattened myself against the window.
▪ I held the book in my hands as the train slowed at the signal box.
▪ What was more the train appeared to be slowing down quite markedly.
▪ Sharpe slowed to a walk and drew his sword.
▪ I slowed to a walk, pouring sweat.
▪ Jean found herself running, but soon had to slow to a walk again.
▪ When he saw or heard other people, he slowed to a walk until they were past, then he ran again.
▪ I put my head down, slowed my walk to try to put my escort in front of me.
▪ He ran surprisingly fast on his stumpy legs but eventually he gave up and slowed to a despairing walk.
▪ They escaped into the relative quiet of Nails's cul-de-sac and slowed to a walk.
▪ After a while the pumping of his heart began to slow down.
▪ When the business began to slow down, he decided that he would offer liquor to improve his profit margins.
▪ Then Tony pulled the lever and the wheel began to slow down.
▪ When food goes back into the refrigerator, growth begins to slow down, but only as the food chills.
▪ I began to slow down, keeping to the crown, looking out on my right.
▪ As the train began slowing down for North Chittendon, I flattened myself against the window.
▪ At last, however, the plates began to slow down and finally stopped coming.
▪ Time begins to slow down. 19.31 Steven falls through front door of house.
▪ The move came just days before the Alameda-based networking company told investors it expected slowing sales for the next few quarters.
▪ However, that pace is expected to slow.
▪ Growth is expected to slow early this year, but investors are still waiting for the first economic evidence.
▪ With the growth of software sales expected to slow, Microsoft will be forced to look afield for more revenue.
▪ Underlying inflation was expected to slow to 2. 8 percent.
▪ The pace of technological innovation in manufacturing does not seem to be slowing down.
▪ The sound of my voice did seem to slow Lincoln for an instant.
▪ However, the rate does seem to be slowing.
▪ Time seems to slow way down, in an uncanny way, as if everyone were moving in slow motion.
▪ Even the opposition seemed to slow in sympathy, but he still kept the ball and did quite well each time.
▪ The ball just seemed to slow down and crawl through the air....
▪ Their movements seemed gradually to slow down, as though, like Alice, they had stepped through the looking-glass.
▪ Time seemed to slow down as Christine fell into the executive transporter bay.
▪ The report shows launch activity slowed dramatically for the month of November.
▪ Some studies showed the seismic waves that passed through it speeding up; others showed them slowing down.
▪ The Glory showed no sign of slowing up.
▪ Gretzky had 23 goals and 79 assists this past season but has shown signs of slowing down.
▪ Figures released in January 1990 showed that growth had slowed sharply at the end of 1989.
▪ That trend shows no sign of slowing down.
▪ The boom shows no sign of slowing.
▪ But the train showed no signs of slowing down, and there was no rain yet.
▪ Strange, this detail at the two ends of day; the starting up and slowing down of things.
▪ It started slow and pumped itself full, swelling the men bigger and bigger.
▪ When California's economy started to slow down, the loans began to unravel.
▪ But as I started to slow down for the approach, I was too careful.
▪ When fermentation starts to slow down, a hard spile is used to control the escape of the gas.
▪ S., subscriber growth rates are starting to slow.
▪ Then it started to slow down, and I was sick.
▪ Our collective solution was to start slow.
▪ Fernando tried to slow the pace and Ruth clung to him breathlessly.
▪ All that human beings can do is to try to slow it down.
▪ He tried to slow her down with gestures which she interpreted as signs of denial, and so she poured it on.
▪ But Stella, please try to slow down.
▪ Kline and Langer try to slow them down.
▪ All this paperwork has really slowed up our application process.
▪ Traffic slowed to a crawl as we approached the accident site.
▪ A closed door stops draughts spreading the flames, and dramatically slows the progress of a fire.
▪ Even as I battled my fears with frenetic bursts of activity, whenever I slowed down I knew I was unprepared.
▪ I know life in Hollywood is fast-paced, but could you guys slow down a little?
▪ Instead of slowing down, the pentecostals are growing faster than ever.
▪ My watch must have been gradually slowing to a stop all day.
▪ She apologized for slowing him down and twice advised him to leave her.
▪ The report shows launch activity slowed dramatically for the month of November.
▪ You'd better go pretty slow around this corner.
▪ A water supply was very slow coming to Baldersdale and never did arrive at Low Birk Hatt.
▪ Apple has been slow to license its operating system.
▪ If Mr Ridgley's varnish is slow drying, he can add a little paint driers.
▪ Men have been slow to face this prospect; some still hope that it may never become reality.
▪ Until then, her career had been slow to take off.
▪ While the federal policy shift began a decade ago, forest managers have been slow to put it into practice.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Slow \Slow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Slowing.] To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.


Slow \Slow\, v. i. To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.


Slow \Slow\, n. A moth. [Obs.]
--Rom. of R.


Slow \Slow\ (sl[=o]), obs. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.


Slow \Slow\ (sl[=o]), a. [Compar. Slower (sl[=o]"[~e]r); superl. Slowest.] [OE. slow, slaw, AS. sl[=a]w; akin to OS. sl[=e]u blunt, dull, D. sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. sl[=e]o blunt, dull, Icel. sl[=o]r, sl[ae]r, Dan. sl["o]v, Sw. sl["o]. Cf. Sloe, and Sloth.]

  1. Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.

  2. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.

    These changes in the heavens, though slow, produced Like change on sea and land, sidereal blast.

  3. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.

    Fixed on defense, the Trojans are not slow To guard their shore from an expected foe.

  4. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.

    He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding.
    --Prov. xiv. 29.

  5. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.

  6. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.

  7. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull. [Colloq.]
    --Dickens. Thackeray.

    Note: Slow is often used in the formation of compounds for the most part self-explaining; as, slow-gaited, slow-paced, slow-sighted, slow-winged, and the like.

    Slow coach, a slow person. See def.7, above. [Colloq.]

    Slow lemur, or Slow loris (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian nocturnal lemurine animal ( Nycticebus tardigradus) about the size of a small cat; -- so called from its slow and deliberate movements. It has very large round eyes and is without a tail. Called also bashful Billy.

    Slow match. See under Match.

    Syn: Dilatory; late; lingering; tardy; sluggish; dull; inactive.

    Usage: Slow, Tardy, Dilatory. Slow is the wider term, denoting either a want of rapid motion or inertness of intellect. Dilatory signifies a proneness to defer, a habit of delaying the performance of what we know must be done. Tardy denotes the habit of being behind hand; as, tardy in making up one's acounts.


Slow \Slow\, adv. Slowly.

Let him have time to mark how slow time goes In time of sorrow.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English slaw "inactive, sluggish, torpid, lazy," also "not clever," from Proto-Germanic *slæwaz (cognates: Old Saxon sleu "blunt, dull," Middle Dutch slee, Dutch sleeuw "sour, tart, blunt," Old High German sleo "blunt, dull," Old Norse sljor, Danish sløv, Swedish slö "blunt, dull"). Meaning "taking a long time" is attested from early 13c. Meaning "dull, tedious" is from 1841. As an adverb c.1500. The slows "imaginary disease to account for lethargy" is from 1843.


1550s, "make slower;" 1590s, "go slower," from slow (adj.). Related: Slowed; slowing. Old English had slawian (intransitive) "to be or become slow, be sluggish," but the modern use appears to be a 16c. re-formation.

  1. Taking a long time to move or go a short distance, or to perform an action; not quick in motion; proceeding at a low speed. adv. slowly. n. 1 Someone who is slow; a sluggard. 2 (context music English) A slow song. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To make (something) run, move, et

  3. less quickly; to reduce the speed of. 2 (context transitive English) To keep from going quickly; to hinder the progress of. 3 (context intransitive English) To become slow; to slacken in speed; to decelerate.

  1. v. lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated" [syn: decelerate, slow down, slow up, retard] [ant: accelerate]

  2. become slow or slower; "Production slowed" [syn: slow down, slow up, slack, slacken]

  3. cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down" [syn: slow down, slow up]

  1. adv. without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights" [syn: slowly, easy, tardily] [ant: quickly]

  2. of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind" [syn: behind]

  1. adj. not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth" [ant: fast]

  2. at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" [ant: fast]

  3. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students" [syn: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse]

  4. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow" [ant: fast]

  5. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" [syn: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]

  6. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market" [syn: dull, sluggish]

Slow (disambiguation)

Slow, SLOW or Slowness may refer to:

Slow (DJ)

Slow or DJ Slow (born Vellu Maurola, 1975, in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish DJ and music producer. His first encounters with hip hop acts such as Run-DMC, Public Enemy and Eric B & Rakim led him to pursue career in DJing, later making music and remixing others tracks. Slow is known for his nu-jazz style and for his production of commercial music for high-profile projects for advertising, TV, and cinema.

Slow (Richie Kotzen album)

Slow is the eleventh album by guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen.

Slow (Rumer song)

"Slow" is a song by British female singer-songwriter Rumer. It is the first single released from her debut album Seasons of My Soul; it reached #16 on the UK Singles Chart and #33 on the Irish Singles Chart. The song was record of the week on BBC Radio 2 and Smooth FM. A music video was made for the song and was added to YouTube on 28 July 2010. The video was shot in a recording studio.

Slow (Kylie Minogue song)

"Slow" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her ninth studio album Body Language (2003). It was released as the lead single from the album by Parlophone on 3 November 2003. The song was written by Minogue, Dan Carey, Emilíana Torrini, and produced by Carey, Torrini, and Sunnyroads. "Slow" is a synthpop song in which Minogue invites a man to "slow down" and dance with her.

Upon its release, "Slow" was acclaimed by music critics, many of whom praised Minogue's sensual and seductive vocals. At the 47th Grammy Awards ceremony, the song received a nomination in the category of " Best Dance Recording". Commercially, the song was a success and peaked at number one on the charts of countries like Australia, Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom. The song also reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States. In Australia, the song was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for sales of 70,000 units.

An accompanying music video for the song was shot in Barcelona, Spain, and features Minogue singing the song while sunbathing next to the Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc swimming pool. For additional promotion, Minogue performed the song on a number of television shows. Since its release, the song has been performed by Minogue on all of her concert tours till date, with the exception of the Anti Tour. In 2012, Minogue named "Slow" as her favourite song from her music career.

Slow (band)

Slow is a Canadian punk rock band that started in the mid-1980s. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the band consisted of vocalist Thomas Anselmi, guitarists Christian Thorvaldson and Ziggy Sigmund, bassist Stephen Hamm and drummer Terry Russell.

Hamm and Russell had previously been in a West Point Grey punk band called Chuck & the Fucks, playing an infamous concert at Queen Mary Elementary in the spring of 1980 where many of the teachers forced the children to leave.

They recorded and released their debut single, "I Broke the Circle", in 1985 on Zulu Records, and followed up with the EP Against the Glass in 1986. The band's style was also cited as an influence on the nascent grunge rock movement in the nearby Seattle music scene, especially on its adoption of clothing styles such as flannel shirts, ripped jeans and heavy boots.

Slow (Starflyer 59 album)

Slow (stylized; SLOW) is the fourteenth studio album by Starflyer 59. Tooth & Nail Records released the album on June 17, 2016.

Usage examples of "slow".

The slow facilities would have to remain on-station at the gas giant for weeks before they produced enough of the rare allotrope to make a worthwhile cargo.

Thornier sucked in a slow breath between his teeth, stared angrily at his employer for a moment, and seemed briefly ready to unleash an angry blast.

A specific antibody used against a specific virus should have destroyed the virus or slowed its progress, and there seemed to be no rational explanation for the dreadful response of the uninfected ones who had been inoculated for protection.

Their voices rose like distant waves in a slow, antiphonal song, punctuated by the rumble of huge drums bound in human hide, which thumped and throbbed like the beating of a gigantic heart.

This attack was commenced by the ladies, but it was continued throughout the dinner by the fat-headed old gentleman next the parson with the persevering assiduity of a slow hound, being one of those long-winded jokers who, though rather dull at starting game, are unrivalled for their talents in hunting it down.

Slow, noisy and harmless would have been more like it, because about all they ever did was get themselves surrounded or ambushed, or both, and then call for someone to rescue them.

The leading Confucianists were decoyed into a ravine and crushed by falling boulders, and the penalty for possession of one line of the Analects was death by slow dismemberment.

She thought about him until dawn, convinced at last of her love, and as the anisette left her in slow waves, she was invaded by the anguished fear that he was angry and would never return.

The two dogs, Assh and Frey, who had been running ahead, slowed without turning round.

The sound that escaped him was hardly a word at all, but she seemed to understand, she grinned, a slow, sensual smile of triumph, and released him, moving to free herself of her own jeans before he could assistor, more likely, tear them from her body.

The game, slow and subtle, tense and attenuated, stretched from morning to afternoon and then to evening.

The autogiro, after a slow hesitation that seemed a halt, turned toward the rising hillside.

First the hills were a little bit below, then they came gently up on all sides as the Witch, on autopilot, straightened out her slow descent to come down precisely on her tail.

In the 1930s scientists found that when certain chemical dyes containing sulphur were added to bacterial cultures, the bacteria reproduced at dramatically slower rates.

At the deep end, Senator Baculum swam in slow, deliberate circles with his eyes and nose just above water.