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slow down

to decrease speed; to go slower. Please slow down. You are going too fast.
See also: down, slow

slow down

1. Delay, retard, reduce speed, as in She slowed down the sled by dragging her foot, or Slow down, Bill; you're driving much too fast. [First half of 1800s] Also see slow up.
2. Become less active or vigorous, as in Now that I'm in my seventies I find I've slowed down quite a bit. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: down, slow

slow down

v.
1. To decrease the speed or rate of something: The chef slowed down the mixer and added some flour to the batter. We slowed the boat down as we entered the harbor.
2. To move, work, or happen at a slower rate: We slowed down so that we could read the road sign.
3. To delay someone or something; retard someone or something: An injury slowed down the runner. A virus has slowed my computer down.
See also: down, slow
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While shooting one heck of a lot of ducks at several hotspots in Uruguay and Argentina this summer, I still had to keep reminding myself to slow down.
So, just as teachers slow down to help you, ants were slowing down to help each other.
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The carrier turned 180 degrees, continued to slow down and maintain just enough speed to hold her downwind course.
The new law does not include the reviled provisions allowing mom and pop to veto or slow down the development of large stores.
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