from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render slow; check; curb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To render slow; to check; to curb.
  • adjective Too slow.

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  • adjective Too slow.


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over- +‎ slow


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  • Alberich's nominal reason for indulging his present passion for hurting -- he is haling Mime by the ear -- is that the latter is overslow with certain piece of work which, with minute instructions, he has been ordered to do.

    The Wagnerian Romances Gertrude Hall Brownell 1912

  • The process is overslow for perfect adequacy, but it exists.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life 1877


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