retard

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
retard

Third-person singular
retards

Past tense
retarded

Past participle
retarded

Present participle
retarding

  1. To retard something is to hold it back, or slow it down.
    He cut back the shrub to retard its growth.

Noun[change]

Singular
retard

Plural
retards

  1. (offensive) A retard is someone who is mentally handicapped or a very slow learner.
    I've been showing my co-worker for a whole year how to properly seal the bags together and he still doesn't do it right, god what a retard.
  2. (music) A retard in music is an instruction to slow down the tempo.