slacken off

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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
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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.
City boss Gary Jardine said: "We're not aiming to slacken off, we've got the first ever play-offs coming up.
T h e Geordie added: "I w o n' t allow anyone here to slacken off between now and the end of May.
However, a lack of concentration and indiscipline from Morpeth saw them slacken off in the final phases to concede sloppy tries from a spirited Pont side.
It is not that we can just slacken off and expect to finish in the top two.
This does not mean we slacKen off in any way at all.
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.
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.