slacking :

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  • n  the evasion of work or duty
  • v  avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
  • v  be inattentive to, or neglect
  • v  release tension on
  • v  make less active or fast
  • v  become slow or slower
  • v  make less active or intense
  • v  become less in amount or intensity
  • v  cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

  • Schools are learning how to make the time between homecoming and the prom about more than slacking off Bye Bye Birdies (Environment) Populations of many migratory species have .
  • As long as they keep slacking this well, let's hope they don't quit their day jobs.
  • In Japan and South Korea, company employees don't want to be chained to the desk all day (although many don't mind slacking off on the Internet all night).
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  • Padraig Harrington in Forbes
    Every shot takes a lot of attention,Harrington said. "You don't want to be slacking anything out there. You've got to give it your full attention."
  • Frank Darabont in Forbes
    It starts with the writing,Darabont said. "I've never seen a show that takes the kind of chances this one does. It's swinging for the fences all the time, and there's not been one iota of slacking in the tension and quality of the stories...
  • Nobutaka Machimura in International Herald Tribune
    They must be slacking off,Machimura said of the US troops. "Secretary of State Rice is visiting Japan next week. We must urge the US government to reflect seriously on what has happened."

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