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Slump Meaning & Definition
Slump Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Slump?

[n] a noticeable decline in performance; "the team went into a slump"; "a sudden slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in automobile sales"
[n] a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
[v] fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
[v] fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
[v] assume a drooping posture or carriage

Synonyms | Synonyms for Slump: depression | drop-off | economic crisis | fall off | falling off | falloff | sink | sink | slack | slide down | slouch

Related Terms | Find terms related to Slump:

See Also | break | cave in | collapse | decline | diminution | droop | drop | economic condition | fall in | financial condition | flag | founder | give | give way | Great Depression | sag | swag

Slump In Webster's Dictionary

\Slump\, v. i. 1. To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock. 2. To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points. [Colloq.]
\Slump\, n. A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in prices, etc. [Colloq.]
\Slump\, n. [Cf. D. slomp a mass, heap, Dan. slump a quantity, and E. slump, v.t.] The gross amount; the mass; the lump. [Scot.]
\Slump\, v. t. [Cf. {Lump}; also Sw. slumpa to bargain for the lump.] To lump; to throw into a mess. These different groups . . . are exclusively slumped together under that sense. --Sir W. Hamilton.
\Slump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slumping}.] [Scot. slump a dull noise produced by something falling into a hole, a marsh, a swamp.] To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person. The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which unawares they may slump. --Barrow.
\Slump\, n. 1. A boggy place. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] 2. The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place. [Scot.]

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