Slow in a sentence as a verb

When it happens slowly, as it does in these cases, it is hard to see the scale of what is happening.

Did you install the special packages that make it secure and not mastadon slow?

"I don't believe in comments because they slow the PHP interpreter down.

Wires are slow, and now you're making everything else travel farther.

The idea that Python is so slow that it's confusing TCP sounds wrong to me. I think it's more likely that your packet capture scheme is slow.

As the cam rotates, it slowly raises up the hammer, which has tension provided by the spring.

Slow in a sentence as an adjective

I worry, sometimes, about how dangerous slow changes can be.

I'd hazard a guess to say that any motion prediction or frame deltas might actually slow the whole chain down.

The procedure was too slow for such a dynamic and hostile environment.

One day, a grad student brought me his laptop and asked if I would take a look at it because "the Internet [was] really slow.

This reminds me of something we had at my office about 15 years ago because people were complaining their workstations were slow.

I would be very depressed on projects, make slow progress, at times get into a mode where I was much of the time pretending progress simply because I could not bring myself to do the work.

Slow in a sentence as an adverb

Ebooks are more profitable, but it's a more difficult market to control, so publishers are fighting Amazon and doing what they can to slow ebook adoption as much as possible.

What annoys me is all the forms clearly state the IRS has also been sent this information; I'm literally filling out forms in a slow, error-prone way just so the IRS can run a simple == check to make sure I entered them in correctly.

You might try to look it up on your phone, but there won't be any internet access, so be aware which arm or leg you may pay for roaming data; also, roaming data is often so painfully slow as to be unusable, and the Caltrain schedule if you do find it will be a pdf you have to download.

Back before we had fancy alloy springs and were forced to use Steel as the material for mainsprings because that's all we knew, watches had problems where a freshly wound watch would run fast and a watch that hasn't been wound for a day or so would start to run slow, as the strength of the spring tapered off. The Geneva Drive was a solution, though it's more of a hack, to only let the spring release power inside the middle of it's power arc, by preventing the watch from unwinding past a certain low point and preventing the user from winding the spring up to it's strongest point.

Slow definitions


lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"

See also: decelerate retard


become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

See also: slack slacken


cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"


not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"


at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"


slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"

See also: dense dull dumb obtuse


(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"


so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

See also: boring deadening dull ho-hum irksome tedious tiresome wearisome


(of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

See also: dull sluggish


without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"

See also: slowly easy tardily


of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

See also: behind