Associations to the word «Slow»

Wiktionary

SLOW, adjective. Taking a long time to move or go a short distance, or to perform an action; not quick in motion; proceeding at a low speed.
SLOW, adjective. Not happening in a short time; spread over a comparatively long time.
SLOW, adjective. Of reduced intellectual capacity; not quick to comprehend.
SLOW, adjective. Not hasty; not precipitate; lacking in promptness; acting with deliberation.
SLOW, adjective. (of a clock or the like) Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time.
SLOW, adjective. Lacking spirit; deficient in liveliness or briskness.
SLOW, adjective. (of a period of time) Not busy; lacking activity.
SLOW, verb. (transitive) To make (something) run, move, etc. less quickly; to reduce the speed of.
SLOW, verb. (transitive) To keep from going quickly; to hinder the progress of.
SLOW, verb. (intransitive) To become slow; to slacken in speed; to decelerate.
SLOW, noun. Someone who is slow; a sluggard.
SLOW, noun. (music) A slow song.
SLOW, adverb. Slowly.
SLOW AS A SNAIL, adjective. (simile) Extremely slow
SLOW AS MOLASSES, adjective. Alternative form of slow as molasses in January
SLOW AS MOLASSES IN JANUARY, adjective. (simile) Extremely slow.
SLOW BALL, noun. (cricket) a ball that is deliberately bowled slower than normal in an attempt to deceive the batsman into making a mistimed shot
SLOW BELLIES, noun. Plural of slow belly
SLOW BELLY, noun. A lazy person; a heavy indolent glutton.
SLOW BOWLER, noun. (cricket) a bowler who specializes in bowling relatively slowly, especially a spin bowler
SLOW BURN, noun. (idiomatic) A gradually increasing feeling of anger or frustration.
SLOW BURNS, noun. Plural of slow burn
SLOW CLAP, noun. A form of clapping in which audience members clap slowly, with long intervals between claps, as a form of heckling and a to show that they disapprove of a performer, speaker, etc.
SLOW CLAP, noun. A form of applause (especially used in films for dramatic effect) that slowly crescendoes from one person's clapping to a crowd's.
SLOW COOKER, noun. A kitchen appliance consisting of a clay pot and its housing with self-contained electrical heating, characterized by a loose-fitting lid, relatively low temperatures, and long cooking times, and used especially in the preparation of stews.
SLOW COOKERS, noun. Plural of slow cooker
SLOW DANCE, noun. A kind of slow, swaying dance performed by couples, often with the lead partner holding their hands against the sides of the following partner's hips or waist while the follower drapes their hands on the leader's shoulders.
SLOW DANCE, verb. To perform a slow dance.
SLOW DANCED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of slow dance
SLOW DANCES, noun. Plural of slow dance
SLOW DANCES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slow dance
SLOW DANCING, verb. Present participle of slow dance
SLOW DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) Decelerate.
SLOW FOOD, noun. Food, in contrast to fast food, that is normally a part of a complete meal; especially the traditional cuisine of a region.
SLOW IN, verb. (animation) To adjust the spacing of inbetween frames so as to smoothly decelerate movement of an object as it comes to rest
SLOW LEMUR, noun. (dated) slow loris
SLOW LORIS, noun. Any of several species of strepsirrhine primates which make up the genus Nycticebus, with a round head, narrow snout, large eyes, and a toxic bite.
SLOW MARCH, noun. (sometimes military) A manner of walking in which a person or group proceeds at a controlled pace in a deliberate, steady, rhythmic manner.
SLOW MARCH, noun. (music) A march with a relatively slow tempo.
SLOW MARCH, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A progression or unfolding of events which occurs in an unhurried, steady, deliberate manner.
SLOW MARCHES, noun. Plural of slow march
SLOW MATCH, noun. A slow-burning fuse used to ignite a matchlock musket or fire a cannon.
SLOW MOTION, noun. A technique of film, photography, and video to stretch time and allow visibility of things normally happening too fast to be conveniently examined.
SLOW NEWS DAY, noun. A time when media organisations publish trivial stories due to the lack of more substantial topics.
SLOW OUT, verb. (animation) To adjust the spacing of inbetween frames so as to smoothly accelerate movement of an object as it leaves a resting position
SLOW OVEN, noun. An oven that is heated to a comparatively cool temperature, typically not more than 150 degrees centigrade or 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
SLOW OVENS, noun. Plural of slow oven
SLOW POKE, noun. Alternative spelling of slowpoke
SLOW ROLL, verb. (poker slang) To make a long pause before calling an all-in bet with a strong, usually very strong hand.
SLOW ROLL, verb. (poker slang) To make a long pause before revealing one's winning hand.
SLOW ROLL, noun. (poker slang) An instance of slow rolling
SLOW STREET, noun. A street on which the traffic has been slowed down, often limited to 30 km/h or less, using traffic signs or physical barriers like traffic islands, speed bumps, or plantings.
SLOW UP, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To slow, slow down, decelerate.
SLOW YOUR ROLL, verb. To calm down.

Dictionary definition

SLOW, verb. Lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated".
SLOW, verb. Become slow or slower; "Production slowed".
SLOW, verb. Cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down".
SLOW, 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".
SLOW, adverb. Of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind".
SLOW, 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".
SLOW, adjective. At a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz".
SLOW, adjective. 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 make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students".
SLOW, adjective. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow".
SLOW, adjective. 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"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome".
SLOW, adjective. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market".

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