slow down

This page is about the phrasal verb slow down.

Meaning: to become slower, or to make someone or something go slower

Synonym: slow up

For example:

  • slow down You're walking too fast. Could you slow down a bit?

  • slow down sth/sb The poor economy will slow down our growth rate this year.

  • slow sth/sb down These heavy loads are slowing the donkeys down, you know.

Quick Quiz:

A plane usually slows down

a. before it takes off

b. after it has landed

c. while passengers are getting off

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Contributor: Matt Errey