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|Verb||1.||slow down - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"|
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"
|2.||slow down - become slow or slower; "Production slowed"|
weaken - become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"
|3.||slow down - cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"|
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
|4.||slow down - reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
moderate - make less fast or intense; "moderate your speed"
retard - cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate; "This drug will retard your heart rate"
fishtail - slow down by moving the tail sideways; "The airplane fishtailed on the runway"
|5.||slow down - become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"|
vege out, vegetate - engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"
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