v 1: lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated" [syn:
decelerate, slow, slow up, retard] [ant: accelerate]
2: become slow or slower; "Production slowed" [syn: slow, slow
up, slack, slacken]
3: cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
[syn: slow, slow up]
4: reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car" [syn: decelerate]
5: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in
the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
[syn: relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress]