slow

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slow is part of the Basic English 850.
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slow is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
slow

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
slow

Comparative
slower

Superlative
slowest

  1. Something is slow if it takes a long time to move. It is not fast.
    A snail is a very slow animal. It moves slowly.
  2. If something is slow, it does not happen in a short time.
  3. If someone is slow, it takes them a while to understand something.
A snail moves slowly

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Verb[change]

Plain form
slow

Third-person singular
slows

Past tense
slowed

Past participle
slowed

Present participle
slowing

  1. (transitive) If you slow someone or something, he, she, or it does not move as quickly as he, she, or it did before; you lower the speed of something.
  2. (intransitive) If you slow, you do not progress as quickly as you did before.

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