By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
States should listen to Attorney General Holder and repeal unjust and outdated felon disenfranchisement laws.
"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much." — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Established technology companies are struggling with slackening demand, while venture capitalists are telling start-ups to cut costs.
Sony and Microsoft hope new online services and recent price cuts will bolster their videogame business, as they head into a likely sluggish holiday season.
Micron Technology will cut about 15% of its global work force the next two years as it battles slumping memory chip prices.
Yahoo is facing seven shareholder lawsuits alleging the slumping Internet pioneer bungled its response to Microsoft's unsolicited takeover bid.
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v., -gled, -gling, -gles. v.intr.
To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
To handle badly; botch. See synonyms at botch.
A clumsy or inept performance; a botch: made a bungle of the case due to inexperience.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]bungler bun'gler n.
bunglingly bun'gling·ly adv.
slump (REDUCE SUDDENLY) verb [I]
(of prices, values or sales) to fall suddenly:
The value of property has slumped.
Car sales have slumped dramatically over the past year.
1 a fall in the price, value, sales, etc. of something:
There's been a slump in the demand for new cars.
2 a period when an industry or the economy is in a bad state and there is a lot of unemployment:
an economic slump
The airline industry is currently in a slump.
━━ a. 不精な, 怠ける; のろい; 不活発な.
showing a lack of activity; not busy or happening in a positive way:
Business is always slack at this time of year.
DISAPPROVING Discipline in Mr Brown's class has become very slack recently.
DISAPPROVING The job is taking a long time because the workmen are so slack.
slack Show phonetics
verb [I] INFORMAL
to work slower and with less effort than usual, or to go slower:
Everyone slacks off/up a bit at the end of the week.
DISAPPROVING You'll be in trouble if you're caught slacking on the job like that.
Slack off your speed as you approach the corner.
slacken Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to (cause to) become slower or less active:
He stooped to pick it up, without slackening his pace (= without walking more slowly).
The pace of trading slackened during the winter months.
The management expects demand to slacken (off) in the New Year.
The car's speed slackened (off) as it went up a steep hill.
Most people slacken off/up at the end of a day's work.
slacker Show phonetics
noun [C] INFORMAL DISAPPROVING
a person who does not work hard enough:
Those slackers have gone home early again.
Definition of slacker
Definition of webbing in English:
Definition of high wire in English:
(also disfranchise /disˈfranCHīz/)
- 1 deprive (someone) of the right to vote: the law disenfranchised some 3,000 voters on the basis of a residence qualification
- 1.2deprive (someone) of a right or privilege: a measure that would disenfranchise people from access to legal advice
- 1.3 • archaic deprive (someone) of the rights and privileges of a free inhabitant of a borough, city, or country.
Derivativesslackness Show phonetics
1 when something is slower and less active than usual:
Low sales figures were partly because of normal mid-summer slackness in/of demand.
2 DISAPPROVING when a person or organization is not working as well and as hard as they should:
The inspector criticized the slackness and incompetence of the staff.