Definitions for: 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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.]

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

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

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