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Definition of slow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slow
he / she / it slows
past simple slowed
-ing form slowing
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 to go or to make something or someone go at a slower speed or be less active Economic growth has slowed a little. The bus slowed to a halt. slow down/up The car slowed down as it approached the junction. The game slowed up little in the second half. You must slow down (= work less hard) or you'll make yourself sick. slow something/somebody down/up The ice on the roads was slowing us down. slow something/somebody We hope to slow the spread of the disease. see also slowdown
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