Antonyms for slacked

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He slacked his pace as he reached the upper end of the short main street.

Presently, however, when we were clear of Low Heath he slacked off and began to talk.

Murphy and Hennesey nippered the falls at the pinrail, and belayed when they slacked.

Half way through the meal he slacked up enough to get talkative.

Buck tightened the traces, then slacked them for a matter of several inches.

Her cordage would have slacked off more and she wouldn't look so trim.

The main-sheet was slacked off a little and the Bessy proceeded on her way.

He slacked a bit at the end as Stover, not waiting his coming, plunged in to meet him.

The wind had increased, and with slacked sheets we ran off before it.

He slacked his cinch, and, pulling off the bridle, allowed the mare to graze.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English slæcnes "slowness, remissness, laziness;" see slack (adj.) + -ness.