slow down

Definitions of slow down
  1. verb
    lose velocity; move more slowly
    synonyms: decelerate, retard, slow, slow up
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    Antonyms:
    accelerate, quicken, speed, speed up
    move faster
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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
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    decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
    decrease in size, extent, or range
  2. verb
    reduce the speed of
    “He slowed down the car”
    synonyms: decelerate
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    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
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    become slow or slower
    synonyms: slack, slacken, slow, slow up
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    weaken
    become weaker
  4. verb
    cause to proceed more slowly
    synonyms: slow, slow up
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    bog, bog down
    cause to slow down or get stuck
    clog, constipate
    impede with a clog or as if with a clog
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    decelerate, retard, slow, slow up
    lose velocity; move more slowly
  5. verb
    become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    synonyms: decompress, loosen up, relax, unbend, unwind
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    tense, tense up
    become tense, nervous, or uneasy
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    vege out, vegetate
    engage in passive relaxation
    sit back, take it easy
    settle into a comfortable sitting position
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    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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