Slump Definition

slŭmp
slumped, slumping, slumps
verb
slumped, slumping, slumps
To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily.
Webster's New World
To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.
American Heritage
To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
Webster's New World
To have a drooping posture or gait.
Webster's New World
To perform poorly or inadequately.
The team has been slumping for a month.
American Heritage
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noun
slumps
A sudden or sharp fall.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of slumping.
American Heritage
A drooping posture or gait.
Webster's New World
A decline in business activity, prices, etc.
Webster's New World
An extended period during which a player, team, worker, etc. is below normal in performance.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Slump

Noun

Singular:
slump
Plural:
slumps

Origin of Slump

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian slumpa to slump

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

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