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synonyms for slowing

  • abate
  • curb
  • curtail
  • decelerate
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • hinder
  • impede
  • lag
  • lessen
  • moderate
  • reduce
  • relax
  • retard
  • slacken
  • stall
  • temper
  • brake
  • check
  • choke
  • detain
  • handicap
  • loiter
  • mire
  • postpone
  • procrastinate
  • qualify
  • quiet
  • reef
  • regulate
  • stunt
  • anchor it
  • back-water
  • bog down
  • cut back
  • cut down
  • ease off
  • ease up
  • embog
  • hit the brakes
  • hold back
  • hold up
  • keep waiting
  • let down flaps
  • lose speed
  • lose steam
  • reduce speed
  • rein in
  • retardate
  • set back
  • wind down
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antonyms for slowing

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  • advance
  • agitate
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • develop
  • encourage
  • enlarge
  • excite
  • expand
  • extend
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • further
  • grow
  • help
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • prolong
  • push
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • accelerate
  • do
  • expedite
  • liberate
  • release
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How to use slowing in a sentence

They were slowing down at a station and there were no less than three picturesque looking young fellows loitering about the place.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
The cars banged and rattled, slowing with jarred couplings and rolling on when the driving wheels gripped.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
It is a high-pressure engine, and there is no way of slowing it down materially.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
The Olenia, slowing down, had come close aboard, and her churning screws pulled her to a standstill.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
The taxicab was now slowing down for a stop 88 before a handsome four-story house of gray stone.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
Keep the change—and give me a swing once around Central Park, slowing down on those hilly turns on the west side.
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
The slowing car hugged the inside of the sharp turn, Larry holding the door open and waiting his moment.
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
From one cause or another the pace slowed sensibly, although the men themselves were probably unaware of the slowing.
GRAPES OF WRATHBOYD CABLE
Far down the corridor the crowd was slowing, forming into lines before stewards who were checking tickets.
THE MEMORY OF MARSRAYMOND F. JONES
"She's got to have help," said the wireless operator, and Russ and Rose realized that the Kammerboy was slowing down.
SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT MAMMY JUNE'SLAURA LEE HOPE
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WORDS RELATED TO SLOWING

  • abating
  • declining
  • depreciating
  • diminishing
  • dropping
  • dwindling
  • dying down
  • ebbing
  • fading away
  • lightening
  • losing momentum
  • lowering
  • moderating
  • narrowing
  • plummeting
  • plunging
  • sagging
  • shrinking
  • shriveling up
  • sinking
  • slackening
  • slowing
  • softening
  • subsiding
  • waning
  • wasting
  • weakening
  • wearing down
  • wearing off
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