SLOW

slow

1. [Adjective]: not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"

2. [Adjective]: (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"

3. [Adjective]: at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"

4. [Adverb]: without speed (`slow'' is sometimes used informally for `slowly''); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"

5. [Adverb]: of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

6. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials mak

7. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn''t capture their attention";

8. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

9. [Verb]: lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"

10. [Verb]: cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"

11. [Verb]: become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

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