Slump meaning

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To fall or sink heavily; collapse.

She slumped, exhausted, onto the sofa.

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To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.
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To slump is to experience a sudden decline or to slouch over.

When a sports team loses two games, this is an example of a situation where they slump to a 0-2 record.

When you throw yourself into a chair and slouch into the cushions, this is an example of a situation where you slump in your chair.

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A drooping or slouching posture.

Read defeat in the slump of his shoulders.

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A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business.

A stock market slump; a slump in farm prices.

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An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity.

A slump in a batting average.

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To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily.
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To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
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To have a drooping posture or gait.
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A sudden or sharp fall.
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A decline in business activity, prices, etc.
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A drooping posture or gait.
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An extended period during which a player, team, worker, etc. is below normal in performance.
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(intransitive) To collapse heavily or helplessly.

Exhausted, he slumped down onto the sofa.

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(intransitive) To decline or fall off in activity or performance.

Real estate prices slumped during the recession.

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(intransitive) To slouch or droop.
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To lump; to throw together messily.
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To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, a bog, etc.
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A heavy or helpless collapse; a slouching or drooping posture; a period of poor activity or performance, especially an extended period.
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(Scotland, UK, dialect) A boggy place.
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(Scotland) The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.
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(Scotland) The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
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The definition of a slump is a sudden decline, or is a long period of decline and loss.

When stock market quotes are down for a long period of time, this is an example of a market slump.

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The act or an instance of slumping.
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Origin of slump

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian slumpa to slump

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition