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To move or proceed with little effort:
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  1. To move or proceed with little effort:
  2. To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
  3. To alleviate; assuage:
To free from restraint, pressure, or strictness:
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  1. To free from restraint, pressure, or strictness:
  2. To become loose or looser:
  3. To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.
To be delayed or undergo retardation
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  1. To be delayed or undergo retardation
  2. To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
  3. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
To become reduced
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  1. To become reduced
  2. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  3. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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  1. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
To let loose; release:
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  1. To let loose; release:
  2. To make less strict; relax:
  3. Loosely; in a loose manner
To free from restraint; to set at liberty.
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  1. To free from restraint; to set at liberty.
  2. To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.
  3. To become loose or looser:
To reduce in intensity; slacken:
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  1. To reduce in intensity; slacken:
  2. To become lax or loose.
  3. To treat (tightly curled hair) with a chemical solution so as to loosen the curls
In a slack manner:
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  1. In a slack manner:
  2. To be or become slack; slacken
  3. To be inactive or avoid work:
To loosen; to make something less tight.
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  1. To loosen; to make something less tight.
To become reduced for a period of time.
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  1. To become reduced for a period of time.
  2. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
  3. To fall off in degree or intensity; subside:
To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate:
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  1. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate:
  2. (Nonstandard) simple past tense of beat; = beat.
  3. (Sometimes figuratively) To cut off, remove, take away.
In or to a place thought of as lower or below; often, specif., southward
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  1. In or to a place thought of as lower or below; often, specif., southward
  2. To a lower volume of sound
  3. Into a low or prostrate physical condition
So as to be completely removed, finished, or eliminated:
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  1. So as to be completely removed, finished, or eliminated:
  2. Away from one's work or usual activity
  3. So as to be no longer in operation, function, continuance, etc.
To move or maneuver slowly and carefully:
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  1. To move or maneuver slowly and carefully:
  2. To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress:
  3. To move or proceed with little effort:
To weaken or lessen; decline
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  1. To weaken or lessen; decline
  2. To fall back from the flood stage.
(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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  1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
(Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
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  1. (Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
  2. (Nautical) To change the direction of the sail so as to point in a direction that is more down wind; to bring the bow leeward.
  3. (Intransitive) To become detached or to drop from.
To slip or fall; esp., to slip into a specified state
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  1. To slip or fall; esp., to slip into a specified state
  2. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
  3. To slip or deviate from a higher standard or fall into (former) erroneous ways; backslide
(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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  1. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
To serve as a moderator
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  1. To serve as a moderator
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To allow to slacken:
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  1. To allow to slacken:
  2. To send (money) in payment
  3. To become more moderate in force or intensity
To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
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  1. To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
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  1. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
  2. To sit down slowly; settle down:
  3. To sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as sediment
To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
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  1. To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
  2. To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
  3. To become less intense, bright, strong, etc.; grow dim or faint, as a light
To reduce pressure; to become less serious
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(Obs.) To melt
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  1. (Obs.) To melt
  2. To become more lenient, compassionate, or forgiving.
  3. To become less severe or intense; slacken:
To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
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  1. To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
  2. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
  3. To become soft or softer.
To make or become weak or weaker
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
To produce a return for effort or investment:
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  1. To produce a return for effort or investment:
  2. To produce or bear
  3. To produce
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