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Synonyms for slow down

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  1. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard(verb)

    lose velocity; move more slowly

    "The car decelerated"

    decompress, delay, slack, check, unwind, loosen up, slow up, decelerate, unbend, retard, slacken, relax, slow

  2. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken(verb)

    become slow or slower

    "Production slowed"

    decompress, unbend, slacken, remit, let up, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, decelerate, slack up, retard, slake, relax, slack, die away, unwind, slow up

  3. slow, slow down, slow up(verb)

    cause to proceed more slowly

    "The illness slowed him down"

    decompress, decelerate, slack, unwind, loosen up, slow up, slacken, unbend, retard, relax, slow

  4. decelerate, slow down(verb)

    reduce the speed of

    "He slowed down the car"

    decompress, slack, unwind, loosen up, slow up, decelerate, unbend, retard, slacken, relax, slow

  5. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down(verb)

    become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

    "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

    straighten, decompress, unbend, depressurise, loosen, disentangle, warm up, slacken, depressurize, unlax, unroll, limber up, loosen up, slow, decelerate, unstuff, loose, slack up, wind off, slow up, uncompress, retard, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain


  1. slow down(verb)

    slow up

    speed up

  2. slow down(verb)


    When approaching a bend in the road, slow down, and speed up after exiting it.

    slow up

    speed up

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How to use slow down in a sentence?

  1. Frans Timmermans:

    As for the European Commission, we will not slow down our work domestically or internationally to prepare for an ambitious COP26, when it takes place.

  2. Stephen Chiu:

    Therefore, as the two sides get close to settling such a trade agreement, the pace of the current rally in the yuan will slow down.

  3. John Boehner:

    I’ve worked 50 to 100 hours a week—at some point you have to slow down a bit.

  4. Bernard Lafayette:

    I was on the front lines telling people to slow down so people in the back could catch up.

  5. Takeshi Minami:

    Output activity (in Japan) will likely slow down until the spread of infection is over, although production in China has restarted following the Lunar New Year, it will take time for output ratios to recover.

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