slow down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slow down 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"
    • v slow down reduce the speed of "He slowed down the car"
    • v slow down lose velocity; move more slowly "The car decelerated"
    • v slow down become slow or slower "Production slowed"
    • v slow down cause to proceed more slowly "The illness slowed him down"
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Quotations

  • Marcia Wieder
    Marcia Wieder
    “You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires.”
  • Lily Tomlin
    Lily%20Tomlin
    “For fast-acting relief try slowing down.”
  • J. B. Priestley
    J. B. Priestley
    “Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.”
  • Lenore Fleischer
    Lenore Fleischer
    “Thinking in words slows you down and actually decreases comprehension in much the same way as walking a tightrope too slowly makes one lose one's balance.”

Usage

In literature:

Jimmy, Jimmy see big bunyip down slow!
"Bunyip Land" by George Manville Fenn
But, to do Alb justice, he was not slowing down.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
The Limited was slowing down in the big station.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The engine slowed down.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Ahead, Gortchky's taxicab was slowing down, and the pursuing vehicle did the same.
"Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service" by H. Irving Hancock
Nor were there any wires or relays to impede and slow down communication.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
He started to slow down to a normal pace, then his attention was caught by movement by a rock just ahead of the other.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
As for the "Grigsby," her speed was slowed down to mere headway and she loafed over the waters.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
I seen her slow down and swing in, and then stand up and whirl a rope.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
The specially-built FBI Lincoln slowed down instantly.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
They had almost circled the lake when Roger slowed down.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
At length a light breeze sprang up, sufficient to carry us at a slow rate down the sound.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Cornwood rang the speed bell, and the boat slowed down to five miles an hour.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
They came to an intersecting street and Zeke slowed down the car.
"Stubble" by George Looms
But at once he slowed down.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
He was going his best when within fifty feet of the shack he heard Randerson's voice and slowed down.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Every time they halted, the single figure nearer to Orme slowed down his own pace.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
The breathing under the bed continued, now fast, now slow, up and down.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
Then the jingle tinkled and I slowed down.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
The others, pretty well blown, slowed down their pace.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
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In poetry:

There was one a-walking slow
To a sad, Iong sigh.
And his rose drooped low,
And he flung it down to die.
"There Was One" by Dorothy Parker
Up and down by the river
That flows and will always flow;
Up and down in the sunlight,
With footsteps sad and slow;
"The Shadow Of The Past" by Alexander Anderson
Up the long hill I see the slow plough leave
Furrows of brown;
Dim is the day and beautiful: I grieve
To see the sun go down.
"May" by John Shaw Neilson
A down the vista of the fading years,
With solemn step and slow,
Comes one whose brow is dim with inward tears
And long unspoken woe.
"One of The Four In Song" by Alexander Anderson
In the black east a pallid ray
Rose high; and sweeping o'er the down
The slow increase of stormless day
Lit the wet roofs of Lambourn town.
"Lambourn Town" by John Freeman
Slow in thy dark eye riseth a tear,
Hear I thy sad sigh, Sorrow is near;
Hope smiling bright, love, dies on my breast,
As day like a white dove flies down the west;
So dies the happiest day.
"Nightfall" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Motorists failing to recognize when motorcycles slow down in traffic can lead to dangerous collisions.
Physical challenges don't slow down Weatherly teen.
As a diehard fan of live music, I'm always a little worried when the New Orleans classical scene slows down during the summer.
Wintertime on our farm is a time to slow down, reflect on the past year and prepare for the upcoming growing season.
When the construction business slowed down a decade later in 1981, Vander Woude got a maintenance job at a local factory.
The roads may finally be clearing after Thursday's winter blast, but business hasn't slowed down for local wrecker services.
Income equality may lead to protectionism and slow down trade, among other things.
Slow down, you drive too fast.
The calls keep coming because the cars just don't want to slow down.
(CBS) Actor Kirk Douglas turns 95 on Friday (Dec. 9), and he doesn't seem to be slowing down.
Traditionally, city and school business slows down during the holiday season.
MILWAUKEE- Airlines, hotels and car rental companies don't plan on slowing down their industry fees anytime soon, according to a recent USA TODAY article.
Adversity can't slow down USI runner Jordan.
Apple Choice of IPhone Aluminum Said to Slow Down Output.
However, the Broncos couldn't slow down Archer 's fast pace as the Tigers pulled out a 64-55 win to stay undefeated in region play.
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In science:

The divergence of τ ⋆ as T → TC is called critical slowing down.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Originally this technique was proposed to tackle the so called super critical slowing down in the first order phase transition and calculation of the interfacial energy for large systems.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
This problem of super critical slowing down arises due to the fact that the Boltzmann factor suppresses configurations dominated by interfaces between ordered and disordered phases.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The b(E ) term corresponds to the slowing down of the CR rays.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
In addition, the diffusion is slowed down as the age of the random walk ta is increased.
Aging Continuous Time Random Walks
The transition to this condensate phase from an arbitrary initial distribution takes longer and longer time as α → 0, in a process analogous to critical slowing down.
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth
The theoretical progress may slow down because of no apparent strong motivation, but that would be very unfortunate.
Simple Atoms, Quantum Electrodynamics and Fundamental Constants
Takacs, More randomness of environment does not always slow down a random walk, J.
Limit theorems for one-dimensional transient random walks in Markov environments
This results in the accumulation of random walkers near the center of the biasing field, which slows down the relaxation rate.
Relaxation in open one-dimensional systems
These effects together contribute to the observed slowing down of the relaxation process after the fast initial decay.
Relaxation in open one-dimensional systems
If the charge were a point-particle and was the only particle in the universe, the only force present that could cause it to slow down is that derived from its own electromagnetic field.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The comparisons here are in accordance with those seen in the last section, the RG seems to perform well when the slowing down of the diffusion is due to trapping centres.
Perturbation theory for the effective diffusion constant in a medium of random scatterer
The average force accelerating (or slowing down) atoms in a laser field was derived by A.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Hence for finite graphs we expect the local tree approximation to perform poorly for graphs with ¯d ∼ log log n and also close to the critical point where the convergence of the iterative process is slowed down.
Potts Model On Random Trees
Using PCA and CCA grains does slow down the process somewhat.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
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