She slumped, exhausted, onto the sofa.
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.
Read defeat in the slump of his shoulders.
A stock market slump; a slump in farm prices.
A slump in a batting average.
When stock market quotes are down for a long period of time, this is an example of a market slump.
Origin of slump
- Probably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian slumpa to slump
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition