To slump is to experience a sudden decline or to slouch over.(verb)
The definition of a slump is a sudden decline, or is a long period of decline and loss.(noun)
When stock market quotes are down for a long period of time, this is an example of a market slump.
See slump in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. < or akin to MLowG slumpen, to come about by accident: for IE base see limp
See slump in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb slumped, slump·ing, slumps
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Norwegian slumpa, to slump.
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