Detailed Translations for slacken from English to Dutch


to slacken verb (slackens, slackened, slackening)

  1. to slacken
    terugdraaien; terugschroeven
    • terugdraaien verb (draai terug, draait terug, draaide terug, draaiden terug, teruggedraaid)
    • terugschroeven verb (schroef terug, schroeft terug, schroefte terug, schroeften terug, teruggeschroeft)
  2. to slacken (retard; slow down; temporize; drag out; temporise)
    vertragen; temporiseren; rekken
    • vertragen verb (vertraag, vertraagt, vertraagde, vertraagden, vertraagd)
    • temporiseren verb (temporiseer, temporiseert, temporiseerde, temporiseerden, getemporiseerd)
    • rekken verb (rek, rekt, rekte, rekten, gerekt)
  3. to slacken (fade; weaken)
    verslappen; verflauwen
    • verslappen verb (verslap, verslapt, verslapte, verslapten, verslapt)
    • verflauwen verb (verflauw, verflauwt, verflauwde, verflauwden, verflauwd)

Conjugations for slacken:

  1. slacken
  2. slacken
  3. slackens
  4. slacken
  5. slacken
  6. slacken
simple past
  1. slackened
  2. slackened
  3. slackened
  4. slackened
  5. slackened
  6. slackened
present perfect
  1. have slackened
  2. have slackened
  3. has slackened
  4. have slackened
  5. have slackened
  6. have slackened
past continuous
  1. was slackening
  2. were slackening
  3. was slackening
  4. were slackening
  5. were slackening
  6. were slackening
  1. shall slacken
  2. will slacken
  3. will slacken
  4. shall slacken
  5. will slacken
  6. will slacken
continuous present
  1. am slackening
  2. are slackening
  3. is slackening
  4. are slackening
  5. are slackening
  6. are slackening
  1. be slackened
  2. be slackened
  3. be slackened
  4. be slackened
  5. be slackened
  6. be slackened
  1. slacken!
  2. let's slacken!
  3. slackened
  4. slackening
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for slacken:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
verslappen subside; weakening
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
rekken drag out; retard; slacken; slow down; temporise; temporize postpone; put off; stretch; stretch out
temporiseren drag out; retard; slacken; slow down; temporise; temporize delay; deter; retard; stop
terugdraaien slacken cancel; neutralise; neutralize; roll back; undo; unhitch; unpick
terugschroeven slacken
verflauwen fade; slacken; weaken allay; calm down; cool down; soothe; subside
verslappen fade; slacken; weaken abate; adulterate; become weak; dilute; enervate; enfeeble; lessen; lose strength; weaken
vertragen drag out; retard; slacken; slow down; temporise; temporize delay; deter; postpone; put off; retard; stop
- relax; remit; slack; slack up; slow; slow down; slow up
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- relax; slack

Related Words for "slacken":

Synonyms for "slacken":

Related Definitions for "slacken":

  1. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness1
  2. become looser or slack1
    • the rope slackened1
  3. become slow or slower1
  4. make less active or fast1
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired1

Wiktionary Translations for slacken:

  1. een touw of kabel vieren

Cross Translation:
slacken opvieren; vieren; uitvieren; botvieren; uitschieten fierenSeemannssprache: ein Tau, eine Kette kontrolliert ablaufen lassen, um Lasten, Segel, Anker und dergleichen herunterzulassen

slacken form of slack:

slack adj

  1. slack (lazy; workshy; idle; slow)

to slack verb (slacks, slacked, slacking)

  1. to slack (malinger; lie down on the job; go slow)
    • lijntrekken verb (trek lijn, trekt lijn, trok lijn, trokken lijn, lijngetrokken)

Conjugations for slack:

  1. slack
  2. slack
  3. slacks
  4. slack
  5. slack
  6. slack
simple past
  1. slacked
  2. slacked
  3. slacked
  4. slacked
  5. slacked
  6. slacked
present perfect
  1. have slacked
  2. have slacked
  3. has slacked
  4. have slacked
  5. have slacked
  6. have slacked
past continuous
  1. was slacking
  2. were slacking
  3. was slacking
  4. were slacking
  5. were slacking
  6. were slacking
  1. shall slack
  2. will slack
  3. will slack
  4. shall slack
  5. will slack
  6. will slack
continuous present
  1. am slacking
  2. are slacking
  3. is slacking
  4. are slacking
  5. are slacking
  6. are slacking
  1. be slacked
  2. be slacked
  3. be slacked
  4. be slacked
  5. be slacked
  6. be slacked
  1. slack!
  2. let's slack!
  3. slacked
  4. slacking
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

slack [the ~] noun

  1. the slack (coal-dust; waste)
    het kolengruis

Translation Matrix for slack:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
kolengruis coal-dust; slack; waste
lui folks; people
- drop-off; falling off; falloff; mire; morass; quag; quagmire; slack water; slackness; slump
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
lijntrekken go slow; lie down on the job; malinger; slack
- abate; die away; let up; relax; slack off; slack up; slacken; slake; slow; slow down; slow up
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
lui idle; lazy; slack; slow; workshy bearing no interests; idle
traag idle; lazy; slack; slow; workshy dawdling; dilatory; dragging; hesitating; languid; lazy; lingering; listless; slow; sluggish; tardy; wavering
werkschuw idle; lazy; slack; slow; workshy
- lax; loose
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- depressed; dull; relax; slacken; sloppy

Related Words for "slack":

Synonyms for "slack":

Related Definitions for "slack":

  1. lacking in rigor or strictness1
    • slack in maintaining discipline1
  2. flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide1
    • slack water1
  3. not tense or taut1
    • slack and wrinkled skin1
    • slack sails1
    • a slack rope1
  4. a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely1
    • he took up the slack1
  5. the quality of being loose (not taut)1
  6. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot1
  7. a stretch of water without current or movement1
    • suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless1
  8. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality1
    • a gradual slack in output1
  9. dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve1
  10. cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water1
    • slack lime1
  11. become less in amount or intensity1
  12. make less active or intense1
  13. become slow or slower1
  14. make less active or fast1
  15. release tension on1
    • slack the rope1
  16. be inattentive to, or neglect1
    • He slacks his attention1
  17. avoid responsibilities and work, be idle1

Wiktionary Translations for slack:

  1. small coal, coal dust
  1. to procrastinate
  1. lui zijn, het werk versloffen

Cross Translation:
slack gravel; grind; gruis; steengruis gravier — géologie|fr roche détritique à éléments assez gros (sables grossiers et cailloux), d’origine fluviatile ou littorale (on dit aussi cailloutis).