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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (go slower; imperative; used to address one person)
a. ve más despacio
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Slow down! You're going to fall.¡Ve más despacio que vas a caer!
b. vaya más despacio
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Slow down! There's no rush.¡Vaya más despacio! No hay prisa.
2. (drive slower; imperative; used to address one person)
a. reduce la velocidad
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Slow down! You're way over the speed limit.¡Reduce la velocidad! Te pasas mucho del límite de velocidad.
b. reduzca la velocidad
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Slow down, please! We have plenty of time to get to the airport.¡Reduzca la velocidad, por favor! Tenemos tiempo de sobra para llegar al aeropuerto.
3. (do less; imperative; used to address one person)
a. tómatelo con más calma
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Slow down, Mom! Let us help you with some of the chores.¡Tómatelo con más calma, mamá! Deja que te ayudemos con las tareas.
b. tómeselo con más calma
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Slow down, Mr. Howard. You need to delegate more and stress less.¡Tómeselo con más calma, señor Howard! Necesita delegar más y no estresarse tanto.
4. (go slower; imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. vayan más despacio (plural)
Slow down at the front, please! We all need to stay together.¡Vayan más despacio los que van al frente, por favor! Debemos mantenernos todos juntos.
5. (drive slower; imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. reduzcan la velocidad (plural)
There are several bends on the track, so please slow down when you approach them.Hay varias curvas en la pista, así que por favor reduzcan la velocidad cuando se acerquen a ellas.
6. (do less; imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. tómenselo con más calma (plural)
You need to accept that you're getting older, so slow down.Tienen que reconocer que se están haciendo mayores, así que tómenselo con más calma.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
7. (to go slower)
a. ir más despacio
We're well on track, so we can slow down a little.Vamos perfectamente según el plan, así que podemos ir algo más despacio.
8. (to drive slower)
a. reducir la velocidad
She tried to slow down, but it was too late to avoid the collision.Trató de reducir la velocidad, pero ya era tarde para evitar la colisión.
9. (to do less)
a. tomárselo con más calma
If you don't learn to slow down, you'll give yourself a heart attack.Si no aprendes a tomártelo con más calma, te dará un infarto.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
10. (to make slower)
a. retrasar
The accident at the factory has slowed down our production process.El accidente en la fábrica ha retrasado el proceso de producción.
b. hacer más lento
Too much multitasking while you're working can slow you down.Realizar demasiadas tareas a la vez puede hacerte más lento mientras estás trabajando.
11. (to operate slower)
a. reducir la velocidad de (machine)
This mechanism helps to slow the machine down when it is switched off.Este mecanismo ayuda a reducir la velocidad de la máquina cuando se apaga.
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slow down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. retrasar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. aminorar la velocidad
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slow down
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (go slower) [+engine, vehicle, runner] reducir la marcha; [+driver] reducir la velocidad or la marcha
slow down, I can't keep up with you (to sb running) no corras tanto, no puedo seguirte; (to sb speaking) no hables tan rápido, que no te sigo
since his retirement his life has slowed down
2 (work less)
you must slow down or you'll make yourself ill tienes que aflojar el ritmo de vida o te pondrás enfermo
transitive verb
1 (reduce speed of) [+vehicle] reducir la velocidad de
his injury slowed him down su lesión le restaba rapidez
2 (cause delay to) retrasar
all these interruptions have slowed us down todas estas interrupciones nos han retrasado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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