Pronunciation of Slacken
/slˈakən/, /slˈakən/, /s_l_ˈa_k_ə_n/
Antonyms for slacken:
bind, quicken, compact, encourage, irritate, help, strain, dispatch, advance, tighten, aid, excite, agitate, goad, increase, ease, tense, drive, attach, strengthen, rise, facilitate, fasten, propel, prolong, forward, stretch, stir, grow, expedite, rush, accelerate, extend, push, further, spur, intensify, urge, hasten, hurry, tension, tie, speed, restrain, enlarge, constrain.
Usage examples for slacken:
- Three times a sail did go; but Noll would never slacken. - "The Sea Bride", Ben Ames Williams.
- A woman who didn't slacken could make the struggle easier for the man, couldn't she? - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.
- During the whole of the day a heavy cannonade continued, till, towards evening, the British ammunition began to fail, and the fire in consequence to slacken. - "The History of the First West India Regiment", A. B. Ellis.
Rhymes for slacken:
- hakon, blacken, bracken;