slow down

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slow down(
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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
1. (to go 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.
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
2. (to delay)
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.
3. (to make something go slower)
a. reducir la velocidad de (machine)
Slow down the car! We are in a school zone.¡Reduzca la velocidad del carro! Estamos en una zona de escuela.
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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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