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slacken off

1 (v + adv) become slower, less intense INTRANSITIVEmaolaigh ar  c m umaolú a theacht arthe rate of growth slackened off in the second half of the year tháinig maolú ar an ráta fáis sa dara leath den bhliain 2 (v + adv) make slower, less intense TRANSITIVEmaolaigh verb  c m ushe slackened the speed off a bit mhaolaigh sí an luas de bheagán 3 (v + adv) make looser TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m u 4 (v + adv) become looser INTRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uleath verb  c m u → see slacken

slacken

(also

slacken off

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1 verb make slower, less intense TRANSITIVEmaolaigh verb  c m uto slacken your pace do luas a mhaolú, lagú ar an luas 2 verb become slower, less intense INTRANSITIVEmaolaigh ar  c m umaolú a theacht arthe pace never slackened níor tháinig aon mhaolú ar an luasdemand has slackened tá an t-éileamh tar éis laghdú
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3 verb make looser TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uto slacken your grip do ghreim a scaoileadh, do ghreim a bhogadhshe slackened a few bolts scaoil sí cúpla bolta 4 verb become looser INTRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uleath verb  c m uhis jaw slackened leath a bhéal