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Make or become slack.[with object] ‘he slackened his grip’‘the joints can be tightened and slackened off again’[no object] ‘the pace never slackens’
loosen, make looser, release, relax, looseView synonyms
- ‘He gave a grunt of pain and his grip around her throat slackened enough that she was able to break free.’
- ‘His hands became gentler as he slackened his grip slightly.’
- ‘She had slackened off her seat belt slightly to allow her to turn towards Knowles and plead with him.’
- ‘The line slackened again and the rod lifted upright.’
- ‘She could feel his grip on her slacken and saw the glassy look in his eyes.’
- ‘As Noel started to claw the line back the line slackened and Noel thought he had lost the fish, but it was still on.’
- ‘State universities slackened their grip, and private universities such as Columbia followed suit.’
- ‘Then, the rod kicked straight and his line slackened.’
- ‘Her head felt light and her grip on the reins slackened.’
- ‘I slackened off the pressure slightly, encouraging the skate to dive, which it did.’
- ‘Acacia felt his grip slacken just enough for her to break free and run for the back door.’
- ‘Cael felt the grip on him suddenly slacken as the weapon implanted itself in the man's chest.’
- ‘Reed, more in shock than pain, slackened his grip.’
- ‘They flew on for what felt like hours to Hazel but her grip never slackened around the neck of the Quebba.’
- ‘The tendrils began to slacken and released their grip on her.’
- ‘Suddenly taken by curiosity, he let is grip slacken and opened it up.’
- ‘Draconis froze, his body stiffening, his grip slackening.’
- ‘But his grip did not slacken, and he pulled her outside into an ally.’
- ‘He did not once slacken his grip until someone cut him off near the river.’
- ‘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.’
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