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slump

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intransitive verb \ˈsləmp\

Definition of slump

  1. 1a :  to fall or sink suddenlyb :  to drop or slide down suddenly :  collapse

  2. 2 :  to assume a drooping posture or carriage :  slouch

  3. 3 :  to go into a slump <sales slumped>

Examples of slump in a sentence

  1. She fainted and slumped to the floor.

  2. Exhausted, he slumped down into the chair.

  3. His shoulders slumped forward in disappointment.

  4. Real estate prices slumped during the recession.

Origin and Etymology of slump

probably imitative


First Known Use: circa 1677


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slump

noun

Definition of slump

  1. 1a :  a marked or sustained decline especially in economic activity or pricesb :  a period of poor or losing play by a team or individual

  2. 2 :  a downward slide of a mass of rock or land

Examples of slump in a sentence

  1. The economy's been in a slump since last year.

  2. They've been in a slump ever since they traded their best player.

  3. He's in a batting slump.

1887

First Known Use of slump

1887


SLUMP Defined for English Language Learners

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slump

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intransitive verb \ˈsləmp\

Definition of slump for English Language Learners

  • : to sit or fall down suddenly and heavily

  • : to move down or forward suddenly

  • : to decrease suddenly and by a large amount


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slump

noun

Definition of slump for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden decrease in prices, value, amount, etc.

  • : a period of time when an economy is doing poorly

  • sports : a period of time when a team or player is doing poorly


SLUMP Defined for Kids

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slump

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verb \ˈsləmp\

Definition of slump for Students

slumped

slumping

  1. 1 :  to drop or slide down suddenly :  collapse <The tired woman slumped into a chair.>

  2. 2 :  2slouch <Don't slump when you walk.>

  3. 3 :  to drop sharply <Sales slumped.>


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slump

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noun

Definition of slump for Students

  1. :  a big or continued drop especially in prices, business, or performance



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