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Focail chosúla: slacks · black · clack · lack · sack · shack · slick · smack · snack · stack
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slack

adjective
noun
verb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective loose, not tautscaoilte adj3  c m ubog  c m umarbh  c m ua slack rope rópa scaoilte, téad mharbha slack jaw béal ar leathadh 2 adjective negligent, lax siléigeach adj  c m ufaillitheach adj1  c m umíchúramach adj1míshlachtmhar adj  c m ushe got slacker in her work d'éirigh sí níos siléigí ina cuid oibre, ní raibh sí chomh dícheallach céanna ina cuid oibrehe was too slack with them in the past bhí sé róbhog orthu roimhe sin
Taispeáin iontráil iomlán 
3 adjective slow, sluggishmall adj  c m umalltriallach adj1  c m udemand for them is slack tá an tarraingt orthu mall, níl mórán glaoch orthuthe pace was slack to begin with bhí an luas mall ar dtús 4 adjective not busyciúin adj1  c m uthis is our slackest period is é seo an tréimhse is ciúine againnwork is slack níl mórán oibre ag dul thart 5 adjective of tidea slack tide maoltaoide, marbhshruth
noun
6 noun extent of loosenessscaoilteacht fem3  c m uthere's too much slack tá sé róscaoilte, níl sé teann go leor, níl sé rite go leor 7 noun unused capacity, inefficiencyligean masc1  c m uscóip fem2  c m umairbhití fem4  c m uthere's slack in the timetable tá am spártha san amchlár, tá scóip san amchlárwe need to eliminate the slack in the organisation ní mór dúinn deireadh a chur leis an mí-éifeacht san eagraíocht, is gá dúinn deireadh a chur leis an lagú san eagraíocht 8 noun rest, respitescíth  c m usos masc3  c m uthere's no slack in his workload níl aon bhriseadh ina ualach oibre, níl maolú ar bith ar a ualach oibre 9 noun GEOG channellagána dune slack lagán dumhcha 10 (also coal slack) noun small pieces of coalsmúdar guailsleaic fem
verb
11 verb loosen TRANSITIVEscaoil verb  c m ubog verb  c m uhe slacked the rein scaoil sé an srian 12 verb decrease, slow
INTRANSITIVEmaolaigh verb  c m uher effort is slacking tá a hiarracht ag maolú, tá a hiarracht ag meathwe can't afford to slack off ní féidir linn é a thógáil go bog, ní hacmhainn dúinn na maidí a ligean le sruth
TRANSITIVEmaolaigh verb  c m uhe slacked his pace mhaolaigh sé ar a luas
13 verb informal avoid work INTRANSITIVEobair a sheachaintcúrsaí a thógáil go bogthe boss thinks he's slacking ceapann an bas go bhfuil sé ag seachaint oibre, ceapann an bas go bhfuil sé á thógáil go bogeveryone slacks off on a Friday tógann gach aon duine breá bog ar an Aoine é, ligimid uile na maidí le sruth ar an Aoine
phrases

to cut sb some slack

(also

to give sb some slack

) informalsaoirse a thabhairt do dhuinescód a ligean le duinea ghabháil go réidh ar dhuine

to take up the slack

(also

to pick up the slack

) 1 compensate for others' neglectan t-ualach a iomparan bhris a thabhairt isteachthe teachers try to take up the slack déanann na múinteoirí iarracht an t-ualach a iompar 2 reduce inefficiencycúngú ar an ligeangearradh siar ar an gcur amú 3 tighten rope etcteannadhfáscadhthe winch took up the slack in the rope theann an crann tochrais an rópa