slack (v.) Old form(s): slacke
slacken, reduce, slow down
Luc.425[of Tarquin looking at Lucrece] His rage of lust ... / Slacked not suppressed [or: slake] [Q Slakt]
RJ IV.i.3[Paris to Friar, of Capulet's wish for Paris' early marriage] I am nothing slow to slack his haste
TC III.iii.24[Calchas to all, of Troy and Antenor] their negotiations all must slack, / Wanting his manage
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