slow down

Definitions of slow down
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v lose velocity; move more slowly

Synonyms:
decelerate, retard, slow, slow up
Antonyms:
accelerate, quicken, speed, speed up
move faster
Types:
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slow, slow up
cause to proceed more slowly
delay, detain, hold up
cause to be slowed down or delayed
bog, bog down
cause to slow down or get stuck
clog, constipate
impede with a clog or as if with a clog
stonewall
engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate
catch
delay or hold up; prevent from proceeding on schedule or as planned
stall
deliberately delay an event or action
buy time
act so as to delay an event or action in order to gain an advantage
Type of:
decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
decrease in size, extent, or range

v reduce the speed of

“He slowed down the car”
Synonyms:
decelerate
Antonyms:
accelerate, speed, speed up
cause to move faster
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moderate
make less fast or intense
retard
cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
fishtail
slow down by moving the tail sideways
deaden
lessen the momentum or velocity of
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v become slow or slower

Synonyms:
slack, slacken, slow, slow up
Type of:
weaken
become weaker

v cause to proceed more slowly

Synonyms:
slow, slow up
Types:
bog, bog down
cause to slow down or get stuck
clog, constipate
impede with a clog or as if with a clog
Type of:
decelerate, retard, slow, slow up
lose velocity; move more slowly

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

Synonyms:
decompress, loosen up, relax, unbend, unwind
Antonyms:
tense, tense up
become tense, nervous, or uneasy
Types:
vege out, vegetate
engage in passive relaxation
sit back, take it easy
settle into a comfortable sitting position
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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