(superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
(superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
(superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
(superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
(adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
(n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
(a.) Alt. of Slacken
(v. t.) Alt. of Slacken
(1) It arguably became too comfortable for Rodgers' team, with complacency and slack defending proving a dangerous brew.
(2) October 23, 2013 And on unemployment: The recent reduction in the unemployment rate [to 7.7%] indicated that slack in the economy was, as anticipated, being eroded as activity picked up.
(3) The press secretary sitting in on the interview looks slack-jawed with shock.
(4) Aside from a couple of slack passes early on, there has been no hint of an Italian breakthrough and the Ticos have carried a threat going forward.
(5) Chelsea simply cannot afford to be so slack in possession.
(6) Experiments were performed to determine the influence of sarcomere length and passive tension on the velocity of unloaded shortening (Vu) as measured by the slack test technique.
(7) The irradiated grafts relaxed less and generated less slack length in the drip environment than the nonirradiated controls.
(8) Executives from companies including Twitter, Netflix and Slack made donations of the $6,000 legal limit, according to campaign finance reports filed on Tuesday.
(9) Unloaded shortening velocity obtained from length steps of different magnitude (slack test) also showed a gradual decrease after the release, consistent with the isotonic release results.
(10) The narrative drivers are pretty slack – improbable dialogue ("I'm a very wealthy man, Miss Steele, and I have expensive and absorbing hobbies"); lame characterisation; irritating tics (a constant war between Steele's "subconscious", which is always fainting or putting on half-moon glasses, and her "inner goddess", who is forever pouting and stamping); and an internal monologue that goes like this … "Holy hell, he's hot!
(11) That's great that you're able to pick up the slack.'
(12) By taking up the slack in the economy – millions of people are underemployed, working fewer hours than they wish – Britain could enjoy fast catch-up growth of the kind it experienced as it recovered from the Great Depression: between 1933 and 1936 UK growth exceeded 4% per year, fuelled by a house building boom.
(13) Then I had to wait for God knows how long until Will Adamsdale wheeled it out again for the stragglers, and when he did, I rolled up and watched slack-jawed.
(14) The effect of the enzyme collagenase (40-200 units-ml-1) on the spontaneous mechanical activity in vitro and on the fine structure of the activity of the taenia was enhanced both in the isometric and isotonic recordings; after several minutes the muscles became slack or elongated to up to twice their resting lengths.
(15) But despite a rapid fall in unemployment – forecast to tumble to 6.3%, the IMF said there was still slack in the labour market.
(16) Quique Sánchez Flores: Watford interested in Andros Townsend Read more Watford were uncharacteristically slack, leaving the head coach, Quique Sánchez Flores, to admit “we were not competitive”.
(17) Improved estimates of Vu in living fibres were obtained by photographically calibrating the slack test.
(18) This complication was caused by certain circumstances: 1. unnoticed perforation of oesophagus, 2. open tube, 3. inspiration against resistance, 4. tube tip placed in slack connective tissue.
(19) Alas we fear season three might mean more slouchy tees and boot-cut slacks.
(20) Because there is plenty of slack in the labour market and investment needs to increase.
(n.) A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes.
(n.) Two rods or plates connected by a toggle joint.
(1) Animals were tested in a toggle-floor box apparatus, 30 min after saline or oxotremorine treatment (ip).
(2) Locomotor activity of CD-1 mice, tested in an unfamiliar environment (toggle-floor box), was increased either by a subhypnotic dose (20 mg kg-1) of pentobarbitone or after recovery from pentobarbitone-induced (50 mg kg-1) anaesthesia.
(3) A new toggle latch has provided nearly a year of failure-free operation on the bench, without measurable wear.
(4) Interleaved sagittal sections are broken into two groups, one on each side of the head, and the MR receiver is toggled between the two coils.
(5) There are Google satellite and street maps networked to the city’s information systems, which staff can toggle for close-ups and additional data overlays.
(6) Aligner is an editor for the manual alignment of up to 100 sequences that toggles between display of matched characters and normal unmatched sequences.
(7) Just on Android Facebook Twitter Pinterest The Android Quick Settings panel varies in style, but contains toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Airplane mode.
(8) Two distal bolts reduce the toggle of the nail in the femoral shaft.
(9) When subjected to pull-out, toggle, and compression testing, in a cancellous bone calf model, it was demonstrated to be biomechanically inferior to the 4.0 mm ASIF cancellous screw.
(10) In a first set of experiments, which was carried out with the toggle-floor box, U-50,488 depressed locomotor activity in both strains.
(11) One potential complication of blind abomasopexy techniques, including the toggle-pin technique, is the possibility of creating pyloric outflow obstruction.
(12) Chiropractic mechanical force, manually assisted short lever adjusting is a spinoff of the specific toggle recoil adjusting techniques, which were based on the original chiropractic subluxation theory propounded by Daniel David Palmer in 1895.
(13) Skull roentgenograms showed the toggle switch, and the patient was referred to our institution for definitive care.
(14) The external coil sends an electromagnetic pulse to the implant, triggering a CMOS "D" flip-flop connected as a toggle switch--its state is toggled on or off upon receiving the external pulse.
(15) Some Android phones also have a Sync toggle in Quick Settings, which disables Sync for all accounts on the device.
(16) This is achieved by using a relatively small toggle and drills with small diameter.
(17) A toggle switch penetrated the anterior and posterior tables of his frontal sinus and lodged in the frontal lobe.
(18) On Android, use the screen brightness toggle in Quick Settings (swipe down from the top to bring down the Notification Shade and tap the top right had quick settings toggle if needed) the brightness slider under display settings.
(19) He said he had previously thought that "trade dress" should not be patentable – but that my "opinion toggled" [in favour] as he considered the evidence.
(20) The present experiments were aimed at comparing morphine effects in CD-1 mice under three conditions, namely, Varimex apparatus (VAR), toggle floor box (TOGGLE), videotape recording (VIDEO) in a home cage environment.