slow

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verb
ADVERB
considerably, dramatically, markedly, noticeably, sharply, significantly

Sales have slowed down quite markedly.

barely, hardly

The roadblocks hardly slowed them at all.

a little, slightly, etc.
gradually
eventually, finally
deliberately

She very deliberately slowed her steps.

down, up

Slow down a little!

VERB + SLOW
begin to
try to

Rachel tried to slow her breathing.

be expected to

Economic growth is expected to slow.

seem to

Time seemed to slow down as she fell.

PHRASES
slow to a crawl, slow to a snail's pace, slow to a walk

I was nearing West Road when the traffic slowed to a crawl.

slow to a halt, slow to a standstill, slow to a stop

The two of them had slowed almost to a stop.

slow to a trickle

The flow of people into the building slowed to a trickle.

slow your pace

Bill slowed his pace to allow her to catch up with him.

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adj.
VERBS
be, prove, seem
remain
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
incredibly, remarkably
considerably, noticeably, significantly

My computer is noticeably slower than before.

He was noticeably slow to respond.

I was considerably slower than the other drivers.

a little, slightly, etc.
comparatively, relatively
agonizingly, desperately, excruciatingly, frustratingly, painfully, painstakingly

Filming was painfully slow.

notoriously

Civil court proceedings are notoriously slow.

PREPOSITION
at

They are extremely slow at reaching decisions.

PHRASES
slow and steady

She is showing a slow and steady improvement in her reading ability.

Slow is used with these nouns: ↑acceleration, ↑accumulation, ↑ascent, ↑ball, ↑bowler, ↑bowling, ↑breath, ↑build-up, ↑child, ↑clap, ↑climb, ↑cooking, ↑crawl, ↑dance, ↑dancing, ↑day, ↑death, ↑decay, ↑decline, ↑deliberation, ↑descent, ↑deterioration, ↑disintegration, ↑drawl, ↑drift, ↑drip, ↑erosion, ↑evolution, ↑footstep, ↑fuse, ↑gait, ↑growth, ↑jog, ↑kiss, ↑lane, ↑leak, ↑learner, ↑march, ↑melody, ↑movement, ↑onset, ↑pace, ↑passage, ↑procession, ↑progression, ↑pulse, ↑puncture, ↑rate, ↑reaction, ↑reader, ↑realization, ↑recovery, ↑reduction, ↑response, ↑rhythm, ↑rise, ↑service, ↑sip, ↑slide, ↑song, ↑speed, ↑spin, ↑spread, ↑start, ↑starvation, ↑step, ↑stride, ↑stroke, ↑subsidence, ↑thaw, ↑transition, ↑tread, ↑trickle, ↑trot, ↑walk, ↑waltz, ↑worker

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