There are 2 main translations of slack in Spanish

: slack1slack2

slack1

flojo, adj.

Pronunciation /slæk//slak/

adjective

  • 1

    (loose)
    (cable/rope) flojo
    (muscle) fláccido
    (muscle) flojo
    the rope went slack la cuerda se aflojó
    • Among the flap of slack sails she heard the men talking, but made no effort to understand their conversation.
    • I felt my jaw go slack then I snapped it closed.
    • Hearing this devastating turn of conversation, my jaw fell slack in disbelief.
    • Even the hand that had consistently gripped his own through the whole encounter fell slack.
    • His jaw quivered and dropped, while the rest of his body fell slack.
    • Lynx saw to his right the rope go slack, and saw the same on his left, and felt the bridge leave from under his feet.
    • Suddenly I felt my jaw nearly go slack.
    • They moved around behind the tree, then the rope went slack and the ground smashed up.
    • In Compagnie Cahin Caha, director Gulko performs a near-calamitous off-balance act on the slack rope.
    • What I saw then nearly made my jaw go slack.
    • I held the slack rope taut in various positions and Jim measured and recorded the segments' lengths.
    • Her face became taut, then she went slack with a strange despair.
    • After a slack tuning (to go easy on the new strings), the instrument was pounded on by a machine to break the key mechanism in evenly.
    • It took just one heave and one ho for the rope to go slack as my former self went head over heels into the pit.
    • The fledgling's breathing and heartbeat slowed, taut muscles went slack, and his third eyelids slid halfway across his bright gaze.
    • He tried to stand up to get in a better position, gasping, but then the Urg's grip went slack and he limped over, dead.
  • 2

    (lax, negligent)
    (student) poco aplicado
    (piece of work) flojo
    (prose/style) descuidado
    discipline is terribly slack hay muy poca disciplina
    • security is very slack here aquí tienen muy descuidada la seguridad
    • they're very slack about paying on time son muy negligentes en cuanto a pagar puntualmente
    • He said his new department was slack and inefficient.
    • You can be slack at times if you are too assured, but fortunately I have never had that sort of luxury.
    • In principle, the steady drone of flat, slack sentences reproduces the demoralised world they depict, not the limits of the writer's talent.
    • Security at Frankfurt airport was incredibly slack.
    • In the second half Penrith got back in the game when slack marking left a defender free to prod in.
    • I don't think I'm being too slack here.
    • But one issue is more important than slack students, ill-prepared teachers or indifferent parents.
    • My dad says that the public schools here are too slack.
    • City of York VIII crashed 5-0 to hosts Rotherham, the visitors throwing the game away by slack marking.
    • Hanssen was slack about ‘tradecraft’ because he knew just how remote the possibility of discovery was.
    • They say they have no idea when or how Beggs got into the country because of slack EU border controls.
    • Steve Staunton's resulting centre picked out Angel who took advantage of slack marking to head past Steve Banks.
    • They're all getting drunk in a bar somewhere, moaning about how slack Cape Town business people are.
    • It can never be slack or lazy; I can never assume anyone will read it just because it's there.
    • Is this Government so slack, so lax, and so incompetent that it has not actually considered that issue before today?
    • I'm feeling awful because I've been so terribly slack lately.
    • It would be different, I guess, if the parent was not present, but this slack approach to parenting is disgraceful.
    • I'm sorry I've been so slack with updating.
    • Villa never gave up, however, and in the last minute they took advantage of slack play in our defence to make it 4-3.
    • Our spirits are willing but the flesh, alas, is slack.
    • Five first-half tries put them firmly in control only for Salford to make the most of some slack defence.
    • Haxby United edged into a 1-0 lead over visiting Old Malton when slack defensive play let in David Thompson for a well-taken header.
  • 3

    • 3.1(not busy)

      (period) de poca actividad
      (period) de poco movimiento
      business/demand is very slack hay muy poco trabajo/muy poca demanda
      • Business was slack, unusual for that time of morning.
      • If energy prices were high when the economy was slack, how much higher would they go when it was firing on all cylinders?
      • Another drag on the economy is slack domestic demand.
      • Business appeared to be slack for the stall holders.
      • If business is slack, plans for a new van are postponed.
      • Repayments can be cut back during slack periods.
      • With little access to credit, they were not well equipped to withstand competition or slack periods of trade.
      • The slack economy is shrinking tax receipts, notes economist Susan Hering of UBS Warburg LLC.
      • The average occupancy rate of the hotels has exceeded 90 per cent, with significant recovery from an earlier slack business season.
      • With a slack Mexican economy, Modelo's contribution to net this year is about flat.
      • One plus from slack labor demand will be lower inflation next year.
      • The local tourism industry arranges winter celebrations and activities to prevent a slack season.
      • Some employers, it seems, are capitalizing on the slack job market.
      • Pricier oil, a strong euro, and slack labor markets are all big factors.
      • They can still sell at a very handsome profit even in a slack market and some did.
      • But matters are often made a great deal worse by slack micro-management practices adding to the burden.
      • However, somewhere in the lean, mean 1980s and '90s, the importance of slack resources was lost.
      • But getting angry with himself for making this mistake was just as fruitless as brooding over the slack business owner.
      • But later he began to put off payment, giving the excuse that business was slack.
      • If you have quality, there is never gonna be a slack time for your restaurant.

    • 3.2(slow)

      (wind) flojo
      (water) manso
      (pace) relajado
      • These attacks will continue, and enforcement will be slack, especially if Boy George gets another four years.
      • The industry is still swamped with capacity, and the slack economy has slowed demand.
      • There is plenty of time for storytelling as we wait for slack tide.
      • Reeling the little Calcutta 400 quite quickly in the slack tide gave the eel just that little extra zip and fish attracting noise in the water.
      • Tightly edited, FUBAR doesn't grow as slack or indulgent as many mockumentaries do.
      • Enter too soon before, or too long after slack tide, and we will get blown off the reef and possibly end up in a very dangerous position.
      • One minute later however Leixlip went ahead again courtesy of some very slack defending.
      • The sea becomes still - it is slack tide.
      • On neap tides it's usually slack enough to dive an hour before this and up to an hour after.
      • They're not actually rude or deliberately slack (unlike some of the Cafe Uno staff), just dubiously competent.
      • This species is more active at night during slack tides.
      • Expect the main action to come the two hours either side of slack water.
      • ‘Winter is not a slack season for power use as many people think,’ he said.
      • If his first novel feels a little slack, however, Norman's more recent work seems to have tipped over into a more deterministic mode.
      • And he certainly hasn't been slack since getting to Calgary, either.
      • I have never found out when slack water is at Wolf Rock.
      • Though the pace is slack and the jokes are slim, the chemistry between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson is as sparkly as ever.
      • I've been through this before, selling a house into a slack, sluggish market.
      • The one thing we both agreed on was the slack service.
      • So I wasn't ready to be there, I was a bit slack, and I guess I was difficult.
      • When the tide turns and the water becomes slack, the dives are dull, with little wildlife.


noun

  • 1

    (rope, wire)
    there's not enough/there's too much slack in the rope la cuerda está demasiado tensa/floja
    • We decided that even if all the slack in the rigging had been removed, the 45m rope would still have been well short.
    • He went until the rope pulled tight and then he barked for more slack to be given.
    • We had taken most of the slack out of the ropes, but there was always some.
    • With the slack in the rope, she darted forward, and pinched the bulge in her teeth, and tugged, eliciting a scream from Spade.
    • He had taken up the slack in the rope he felt me give him and then raced as fast as he could up to the only available anchor - a tree.
    • Stay loose and leave a little slack - you know Murphy's Law's operating, so go with the flow.
    • I followed and when I arrived at the slung chockstone I yelled for slack to get some rope in order to lower myself across the slab.
    • Show how to lead properly by having slack in the lead rope and allowing the horse to carry his head at a natural level.
    • She puts slack on the rope and tells the stupid man just to back away slowly.
    • But, as I rose and Pung pulled in the slack on the rope, I felt totally secure - far more confident than during my low viewpoint descent.
    • I was so eager that I took off without waiting for Ben to answer or to take the slack out of the rope.
    • You might have a bit of slack in the rope but it will just tighten up at the other end.
    • A sport climber will keep falling until he is past the last quickdraw he's clipped into and all the slack in the rope is taut.
  • 2slacks plural

    pantalones (de sport) masculine

intransitive verb

informal

  • 1

    haraganear
    flojear informal
    hacer el vago Spain informal
    • A lot of men died in earlier wars just because they slacked off.
    • My goodness Charlotte you have really been slacking these past few days, haven't you?
    • For the last two years, he has slowly slacked off and now doesn't give me anything!
    • Once I realized that I'd slacked myself past the point where that would be possible, I decided to shoot for running it next year.
    • But now it was April, the weather was getting warm, and everyone one was slacking a bit.

There are 2 main translations of slack in Spanish

: slack1slack2

slack2

cisco, n.

Pronunciation /slak//slæk/

noun

  • 1

    (coal)
    cisco masculine
    • Previously, miners had been paid $0.39 per ton of large coal and $0.17 for riddled slack.