Translation of slacken in Spanish:

slacken

aflojarse, v.

Pronunciation /ˈslækən//ˈslak(ə)n/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (become looser)
    (wire/rope) aflojarse
    • But his grip did not slacken, and he pulled her outside into an ally.
    • I could feel her grip around my waist slacken as she realized I could hold myself steady on the stallion, my hands wrapped in its mane.
    • The line slackened again and the rod lifted upright.
    • State universities slackened their grip, and private universities such as Columbia followed suit.
    • His hands became gentler as he slackened his grip slightly.
    • As Noel started to claw the line back the line slackened and Noel thought he had lost the fish, but it was still on.
    • Then, the rod kicked straight and his line slackened.
    • Acacia felt his grip slacken just enough for her to break free and run for the back door.
    • Her head felt light and her grip on the reins slackened.
    • Suddenly taken by curiosity, he let is grip slacken and opened it up.
    • He did not once slacken his grip until someone cut him off near the river.
    • Draconis froze, his body stiffening, his grip slackening.
    • They flew on for what felt like hours to Hazel but her grip never slackened around the neck of the Quebba.
    • Reed, more in shock than pain, slackened his grip.
    • I slackened off the pressure slightly, encouraging the skate to dive, which it did.
    • She could feel his grip on her slacken and saw the glassy look in his eyes.
    • The tendrils began to slacken and released their grip on her.
    • Cael felt the grip on him suddenly slacken as the weapon implanted itself in the man's chest.
    • He gave a grunt of pain and his grip around her throat slackened enough that she was able to break free.
    • She had slackened off her seat belt slightly to allow her to turn towards Knowles and plead with him.
  • 2

    (diminish)
    • The two laughed, feeling the weight of their feelings slackening off.
    • Since the spring sowing could not be postponed, the breakneck speed of collectivization was slackened.
    • There is no sign of the pace slackening off, with the total for the first five months of 2003 up by a substantial 13.8 per cent.
    • ‘Even now, if I slackened off,’ he says, ‘the weight would soon pile its way back on again.’
    • It is the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, a part that never slackens its pace, where life races at its fastest best.
    • The volume of work, however, has slackened off.
    • Night fell over them like a cloak, and still, Danea did not slacken her speed.
    • When competition becomes less intense, management slackens off, becoming fat and lazy instead of lean and mean.
    • The movie has a great pace which never slackens and the end is amazing.
    • If the men slackened off, the planks they stood on came up and lacerated the shins of their legs causing painful injury.
    • Even in training you have to be on your toes, you can't be slackening off with the squad we have.
    • Suddenly the pressure slackened, went back to its original amount, and Jinx could see again, though he was still unable to move.
    • When the swarms had slackened off it was generally agreed that this was perhaps not a good day to come to the beach.
    • The river flow was slackening off now, but the bites continued.
    • Her breathing became deep and slow, her heartbeat slackened and she lifted her face to the heat of the sun.
    • Abdul doesn't see business slackening off anytime soon.
    • I suppose we slackened off a bit towards the end and lost the concentration slightly but you would nearly expect that in the circumstances.
    • Amanda had had a crush on Jayson since ninth grade and it hadn't slackened off one bit.
    • Malton then slackened off a bit and allowed a Halifax centre to break from halfway and score between the posts.
    • In both of those games they slackened off when it was clear they were under no pressure.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (loosen)
  • 2

    (reduce)
    (speed) reducir
    (pace) aflojar