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    #1

    slack off = reduce the rate of/ die = completely stopped

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    The wind slacked off a bit. The wind calmed

    The rain slacked and died. The rain came less often, and then completely stopped.

    slack off = reduce the rate of = subside, diminish

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    #2

    Re: slack off = reduce the rate of/ die = completely stopped

    Correct.

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