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  • v. Present participle of slack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the evasion of work or duty


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "How do you like Criterion's paces?" he said, after they had entered the park and were slacking from a canter to a walk.

    Daniel Deronda

  • (And here, I thought we had been slacking, that is, until yesterday when we ran about like freaks to get the place cleaned up ….)

    Tigers & Strawberries » Bison, Part II

  • Emergency calls slacking off but conditions still require caution today to allow EMSA to move back to posting trucks around the metro to await calls, rather than move - Articles related to Paying attention to the job market in Oklahoma A Q&A with Platt College's president and CEO

  • She now volunteers at least three days a week for the campaign; she says she's been "slacking" but it's that sort of dedication and devotion to the Barack Obama campaign that make Megan Meagher one of Richmond, VA's hometown heroes.

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  • I'd guess the early roots of our kind of slacking not counting slack forefathers of the Woodstock generation – occurred with the demoralizing election of George Bush I in 1988, the actual filming of Slacker in 1989, and the implosion of the economy in 1990.

    4/30/03 Brooklyn, NY I'm so

  • In a sense, such stories are certainly to be regarded as a protest against truth-dodging, against cheap optimism, against "slacking," whether in literature or in life.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism

  • Subbituminous coal is generally distinguishable from lignite by its black color and its apparent freedom from distinctly woody texture and structure, and from bituminous coal by its loss of moisture and the consequent breaking down of "slacking" that it undergoes when subjected to alternate wetting and drying.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • In France the armament works are going night and day, and the men work in shifts of 24 hours -- even the women only get one day off in a week -- while in Glasgow the men are sticking out for strict labour conditions, and are "slacking" from Friday night till late on Tuesday morning, and then demanding extra pay for overtime.

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

  • We guess Philip Roth is kind of slacking in that regard.

    All Stories | The New York Observer

  • "I knew they had been kind of slacking off, and hadn't made the playoffs for a while," said Doughty, the 20-year-old defenseman chosen by the Kings with the No. 2 overall pick in 2008.

    Brownsville Herald :


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