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  1. slow downverb

    slow up

    speed up

  2. slow downverb


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

    slow up

    speed up

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  1. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retardverb

    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, slackenverb

    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 upverb

    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 downverb

    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 downverb

    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

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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. Greg Abbott:

    If I could go back and redo anything, it probably would've been to slow down the opening of bars. Now seeing in the aftermath of how quickly the coronavirus spread in the bar setting -- and, ya know, a bar setting in reality just doesn't work with a pandemic.

  3. Markus Huber:

    Most of the fall is coming from China...European markets are getting hit, i think a lot of people have the view that China is going to continue to slow down and that slowdown is not really priced into European markets at the moment.

  4. Michael Osterholm:

    This damn virus is going to keep going until it infects everybody it possibly can, it surely wont slow down until it hits 60 to 70%.

  5. Jay Abiona:

    Obstacles in life are similar to speed bumps on roads. They are both in place for a reason. So, slow down, be observant and make it to the end of the road successfully.

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