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a slowing down or delay in progress, action, etc.
a deliberate slowing of pace by workers to win demands from their employers.
a holding or passing tactic by a team to retain possession of the ball, puck, etc., or use up a maximal amount of time, as to safeguard a lead or thwart a high-scoring opponent.
noun use of verb phrase
slackening, falloff, decline, flagging.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The severity of the economic
was not yet fully yet anticipated.
Even if a taxi never encounters a
, clues from the trip can indicate an underlying problem with urban planning.
For many years economists attributed this reduced growth to a difficult-to-explain
in business productivity.
The decline partly reflects the typical fall
after the peak buying season.
The signs of
actually show that the authorities have been effective in achieving their goals.
However, the budget balance is set to deteriorate, while growth could halve because of the impact of the global economic
There have been further signs of economic
But this time a sudden
would not be easy to hide.
But beyond the business cycle, another
has received scant attention.
The president begins her second term facing an economic
British Dictionary definitions for
the usual US and Canadian word for
any slackening of pace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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