Meaning of SLOWDOWN in English


/sloh"down'/ , n.

1. a slowing down or delay in progress, action, etc.

2. a deliberate slowing of pace by workers to win demands from their employers.

3. Sports. a holding or passing tactic by a team to retain possession of the ball, puck, etc., or use up a maximal amount of time, as to safeguard a lead or thwart a high-scoring opponent.

[ 1895-1900; n. use of v. phrase slow down ]

Syn. 1. slackening, falloff, decline, flagging.

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