relax efforts


relax efforts
put in less efforts, work less hard

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • relax — [ri laks′] vt. [ME relaxen, to loosen < L relaxare < re , back + laxare, to loosen, widen < laxus, loose: see LAX] 1. to make looser, or less firm or tense [to relax one s grip] 2. to make less strict or severe; soften [to relax… …   English World dictionary

  • relax — v. 1 tr. & intr. make or become less stiff or rigid or tense. 2 tr. & intr. make or become less formal or strict (rules were relaxed). 3 tr. reduce or abate (one s attention, efforts, etc.). 4 intr. cease work or effort. 5 tr. (as relaxed adj.)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tighten — tight|en [ˈtaıtn] v also tighten up 1.) [T] to close or fasten something firmly by turning it ≠ ↑loosen ▪ Tighten the screws firmly. ▪ I d put the new tyre on, but I hadn t tightened up the wheel. 2.) [I and T] if you tighten a rope, wire etc, or …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slack — slack1 slackingly, adv. slackly, adv. slackness, n. /slak/, adj. 1. not tight, taut, firm, or tense; loose: a slack rope. 2. negligent; careless; remiss: slack proofreading. 3. slow, sluggish, or indolent: He is slack in answering letters …   Universalium

  • slack — I [[t]slæk[/t]] adj. slack•er, slack•est, adv. n. v. adj. 1) not tight, taut, firm, or tense; loose: a slack rope[/ex] 2) negligent; careless; remiss 3) slow, sluggish, or indolent: slack in answering letters[/ex] 4) not active or busy; dull; not …   From formal English to slang

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