slacken off

Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to slacken off: stick to, brace up
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slacken off - become less intense
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

w>slacken off

(= diminish)nachlassen; (wind)abflauen, nachlassen; (work, trade)abnehmen
(person, = relax) → nachlassen; (for health reasons) → sich schonen
References in periodicals archive ?
If the beleaguered home side thought that the half-time rest may have seen Newcastle slacken off, they were very much mistaken.
ANTHONY O'CONNOR insists Aberdeen will not slacken off despite having all-but clinched second spot.
The Saracens had the game wrapped up at half-time, leading 40-6, and they didn't slacken off in the second half as they ran up a further 40 points.
They'll try and get on the front foot as soon as possible and play with a lot of energy so we'll have to make sure we combat that and don't slacken off like we did at Bournemouth.
Barako Bull did not slacken off in the second quarter, with Macapagal helping himself to 11 points and Singletary adding another six to open up a 49-27 lead.
At half–time I told the lads they could not slacken off and we knew they would keep coming back at us.
And he has three teachers who make sure he does not slacken off.
Real appeared to slacken off and could have punished more thoroughly than Derk Boerrigter's single consolation goal as he capitalised on a poor punch by Antonio Adan to slot home on the hour mark before Callejon rounded off the scoring two minutes from time.
Quiney is now a shadow of his former self and his weight hovers around 87kg, but he admits he always has to work hard on his fitness levels and can never afford to slacken off.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in an address to the opening ceremony that "The Islamic republic is not after nuclear weapons" and will never slacken off its right to the " peaceful" use of nuclear energy.
We seem to be able to get away to good starts and put some points on but slacken off in the second 40.
Other teams in mid-table will be safe and might slacken off, when we'll still be at it.