slack

slack
I [slæk]
aggettivo
1) (careless) [worker, student] indolente, svogliato; [work] trascurato

to be slack about doing — essere svogliato nel fare

to get slack — [worker] impigrirsi; [discipline, surveillance] allentarsi

2) (not busy) [period] morto; [demand, sales] debole

business is slack — gli affari ristagnano

3) (loose, limp) [rope] lento, allentato; [body] rilassato, disteso

to go slack — rilassarsi, distendersi

II 1. [slæk]
nome
1) (in rope, cable) allentamento m.

to take up the slack in a rope — tendere una corda

to take up the slack — tagliare le spese inutili

2) fig. (in schedule etc.) margine m.
3) (in trade) stagnazione f.
2.
nome plurale slacks pantaloni m. ampi
III [slæk]
verbo intransitivo [worker] impigrirsi
IV [slæk]
nome (coal) polverino m.
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[slæk]
adjective
1) (loose; not firmly stretched: Leave the rope slack.) lento
2) (not firmly in position: He tightened a few slack screws.) allentato
3) (not strict; careless: He is very slack about getting things done.) negligente
4) (in industry etc, not busy; inactive: Business has been rather slack lately.) debole
- slackly
- slackness
- slacks
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[slæk]
1. adj, -er comp -est superl
1) (not tight: rope, knot) lento (-a), allentato (-a), (grip) debole
2) (lax: work) trascurato (-a), (student, worker) negligente, (lazy) pigro (-a), fiacco (-a)

to be slack about one's work — essere negligente nel proprio lavoro

to grow slack — lasciarsi andare

3) (Comm: market) stagnante, (demand) scarso (-a), (period) morto (-a)

business is slack — si fanno pochi affari

the slack season — la bassa stagione

2. n
1)

(part of rope etc) to take up the slack in a rope — tendere una corda

2) (coal dust) polvere f di carbone
See:
3. vi
fam fare il (la)lavativo (-a)
4. vt
(Naut: sail) lascare
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slack (1) /slæk/
a.
1 lento; allentato: a slack rope, una corda lenta
2 fiacco; flaccido; debole; indolente; inerte; negligente; pigro; trasandato; trascurato: The market is slack, il mercato è fiacco; slack muscles, muscoli flaccidi; a slack workman, un operaio indolente, pigro; slack bookkeeping, contabilità trasandata
3 (mecc.) lasco
4 (naut.) lasco; non tesato
slack-baked bread, pane cotto male □ slack-dried hops, luppoli essiccati male □ slack-jawed, a bocca aperta □ slack lime, calce spenta □ (econ.) a slack period, un periodo di ristagno □ (comm., tur.) the slack season, la stagione morta □ (ind. tess.) slack silk, seta floscia; seta da ricamo □ (naut.) slack water, stanca di marea □ (anche fig.) to keep a slack hand (o rein), allentare le redini.
slack (2) /slæk/
n.
1 [u] lentezza; mollezza (di un cavo, una fune, ecc.)
2 [u] (naut.) imbando (di una cima, di una fune)
3 [u] (geogr.) morta (di un fiume); acqua morta; morta gora (lett.)
4 [u] (econ., fin.) stasi; periodo d'inattività (o di ristagno)
5 [u] (mecc.) gioco
6 [u] (naut.) stanca
7 (comput.) slack (spazio inutilizzato alla fine di un cluster)
8 (pl.) pantaloni sportivi
● (naut.) slack of high [of low] water, stanca d'alta [di bassa] marea □ (naut.) to pull in the slack of a rope, tendere una cima; tesare un cavo □ to take up the slack, recuperare l'imbando; (fig.) controbilanciare (un calo, una crisi, ecc.) □ There's too much slack in the wire, il filo (elettrico) è troppo lento.
slack (3) /slæk/
n. [u]
polverino (di carbone).
(to) slack /slæk/
A v. t.
1 (spesso to slack off) allentare (una corda, ecc.); mollare (un cavo)
2 spegnere (calce)
3 (fig.) allentare (la disciplina); diminuire, ridurre (uno sforzo, ecc.)
4 (naut.) allentare; allascare; lascare
B v. i.
1 (spesso to slack off, to slack up) rallentare; diminuire la velocità; rallentare il ritmo di lavoro (o di studio, di gioco); (sport) sedersi (fig.); rilassarsi
2 (fam.) essere pigro (o indolente); battere la fiacca
3 (della calce) spegnersi
to slack away, allentare (una fune, ecc.); (naut.) filare adagio, allascare (un cavo).
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I [slæk]
aggettivo
1) (careless) [worker, student] indolente, svogliato; [work] trascurato

to be slack about doing — essere svogliato nel fare

to get slack — [worker] impigrirsi; [discipline, surveillance] allentarsi

2) (not busy) [period] morto; [demand, sales] debole

business is slack — gli affari ristagnano

3) (loose, limp) [rope] lento, allentato; [body] rilassato, disteso

to go slack — rilassarsi, distendersi

II 1. [slæk]
nome
1) (in rope, cable) allentamento m.

to take up the slack in a rope — tendere una corda

to take up the slack — tagliare le spese inutili

2) fig. (in schedule etc.) margine m.
3) (in trade) stagnazione f.
2.
nome plurale slacks pantaloni m. ampi
III [slæk]
verbo intransitivo [worker] impigrirsi
IV [slæk]
nome (coal) polverino m.

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