Slack vs. Stride

Slack vs. Stride — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Slack and Stride

Slackadjective

Not tense or taut; loose

a slack rope.slack muscles.

Strideverb

To walk with long steps, especially in a hasty or vigorous way.

Slackadjective

Lacking in activity; not busy

a slack season for the travel business.

Strideverb

To take a single long step, as in passing over an obstruction.

Slackadjective

Moving slowly; sluggish

a slack pace.

Strideverb

To stand or sit astride; straddle.

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Slackadjective

Lacking in diligence or due care or concern; negligent

a slack worker.

Strideverb

To walk with long steps on, along, or over

striding the stage.

Slackadjective

Flowing or blowing with little speed

a slack current.slack winds.

Strideverb

To step over or across

stride a brook.

Slackadjective

(Linguistics) Pronounced with the muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed; lax.

Strideverb

To be astride of; straddle.

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Slackverb

To make looser or less taut

slacked the sail.

Stridenoun

The act of striding.

Slackverb

To make slower

slacked our pace.

Stridenoun

A single long step.

Slackverb

To be careless or remiss in doing

slack one's duty.

Stridenoun

The distance traveled in such a step.

Slackverb

To slake (lime).

Stridenoun

A single coordinated movement of the four legs of a horse or other animal, completed when the legs return to their initial relative position.

Slackverb

To be or become slack.

Stridenoun

The distance traveled in such a movement.

Slackverb

To be inactive or avoid work

slacked around the house all day.

Stridenoun

often strides A step of progress; an advance

making great strides in their studies.

Slacknoun

A loose part, as of a rope or sail

hauled in the slack.

Strideverb

(intransitive) To walk with long steps.

Slacknoun

A period of little activity; a lull

a slack in business.

Strideverb

To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.

Slacknoun

A cessation of movement in a current of air or water.

Strideverb

To pass over at a step; to step over.

Slacknoun

An area of still water.

Strideverb

To straddle; to bestride.

Slacknoun

Unused capacity

still some slack in the economy.

Stridenoun

A long step in walking.

Slacknoun

slacks Casual pants that are not part of a suit.

Stridenoun

The distance covered by a long step.

Slacknoun

A mixture of coal fragments, coal dust, and dirt that remains after screening coal.

Stridenoun

(computing) The number of memory locations between successive elements in an array, pixels in a bitmap, etc.

Slacknoun

A small dell or hollow.

Stridenoun

(music genre) A jazz piano style of the 1920s and 1930s. The left hand characteristically plays a four-beat pulse with a single bass note, octave, seventh or tenth interval on the first and third beats, and a chord on the second and fourth beats.

Slacknoun

A bog; a morass.

Stridenoun

a step in walking or running

Slackadverb

In a slack manner

a banner hanging slack.

Stridenoun

the distance covered by a step;

he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

Slacknoun

(uncountable) Small coal; coal dust.

Stridenoun

significant progress (especially in the phrase

make stridesthey made big strides in productivity

Slacknoun

(countable) A valley, or small, shallow dell.

Strideverb

walk with long steps;

He strode confidently across the hall

Slacknoun

(uncountable) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it.

the slack of a rope or of a sail

Strideverb

cover or traverse by taking long steps;

She strode several miles towards the woods

Slacknoun

(countable) A tidal marsh or shallow, that periodically fills and drains.

Slackadjective

Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended.

a slack rope

Slackadjective

Weak; not holding fast.

a slack hand

Slackadjective

Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager.

slack in duty or service

Slackadjective

Not violent, rapid, or pressing.

Business is slack.

Slackadjective

vulgar; sexually explicit, especially in dancehall music

Slackadverb

Slackly.

slack dried hops

Slackverb

To slacken.

Slackverb

(obsolete) To mitigate; to reduce the strength of.

Slackverb

(followed by “off”) to procrastinate; to be lazy

Slackverb

(followed by “off”) to refuse to exert effort

Slackverb

To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake.

Lime slacks.

Slacknoun

dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

Slacknoun

a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality;

the team went into a slumpa gradual slack in outputa drop-off in attendancea falloff in quality

Slacknoun

a stretch of water without current or movement;

suddenly they were in slack water

Slacknoun

the condition of being loose (not taut);

he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope

Slacknoun

a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely;

he took up the slack

Slackverb

avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

Slackverb

be inattentive to, or neglect;

He slacks his attention

Slackverb

release tension on;

slack the rope

Slackverb

make less active or fast;

He slackened his pace as he got tiredDon't relax your efforts now

Slackverb

become slow or slower;

Production slowed

Slackverb

make less active or intense

Slackverb

become less in amount or intensity;

The storm abatedThe rain let up after a few hours

Slackverb

cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water;

slack lime

Slackadjective

not tense or taut;

the old man's skin hung loose and grayslack and wrinkled skinslack sailsa slack rope

Slackadjective

lacking in strength or firmness or resilience;

flaccid musclestook his lax hand in hersgave a limp handshakea limp gesture as if waving away all desire to knowa slack grip

Slackadjective

flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide;

slack water

Slackadjective

lacking in rigor or strictness;

such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptablelax in attending classesslack in maintaining discipline