from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render slow; check; curb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To render slow; to check; to curb.
  • adjective Too slow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Too slow.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ slow


  • Alberich's nominal reason for indulging his present passion for hurting -- he is haling Mime by the ear -- is that the latter is overslow with certain piece of work which, with minute instructions, he has been ordered to do.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • The process is overslow for perfect adequacy, but it exists.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.