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slow

2 verb
     
slow2 S2 W2
also slow down/up [intransitive and transitive] to become slower or to make something slower:
Her breathing slowed and she fell asleep.
Ian slowed up as he approached the traffic lights.

slow down

phrasal verb
1 to become slower or to make something slower:
Growth in sales has slowed down.
slow something/somebody ↔ down
The ice on the road slowed us down.
2 to become less active or busy than you usually are:
It is important to slow down, rest, and eat sensibly.

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