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Alternative clues for the word slump
Batter's dry spell
A long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
A noticeable decline in performance
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Word definitions for slump in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES profits slump/plunge (= fall by a large amount ) ▪ The group’s pre-tax profits slumped to £25.5m. sales slump (= decrease quickly and by a large amount ) ▪ Meat sales have slumped following the most recent health...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Slump \Slump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slumping .] [Scot. slump a dull noise produced by something falling into a hole, a marsh, a swamp.] To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice,...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A heavy or helpless collapse; a slouching or drooping posture; a period of poor activity or performance, especially an extended period. 2 (context Scotland UK dialect English) A boggy place. 3 (context Scotland English) The noise made by anything falling...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1670s, "fall or sink into a muddy place," probably from a Scandinavian source such as Norwegian and Danish slumpe "fall upon," Swedish slumpa ; perhaps ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Slumped ; slumping .\n\nThe word "slump," or "slumped," has...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality" [syn: slack , drop-off , falloff , falling off ] a long-term economic state characterized...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
A slump is a form of mass wasting that occurs when a coherent mass of loosely consolidated materials or rock layers moves a short distance down a slope. Movement is characterized by sliding along a concave-upward or planar surface. Causes of slumping include...
Usage examples of slump.
Once her sisters and the amah left the room, Nicola slumped on a chair.
But as the car disappeared into the exit tunnel and Bee thought she was out of view, Ana saw her drop her hand, break off her smile, and let her shoulders slump forward before turning and heading slowly toward the lifts.
Tapping the coordinates to Argon into the computer, he slumped in relief.
He would slump in his chair as Aunty Em threw pots about the stove, spilling, burning, humming hymns to herself.
Tach was sitting slumped in a chair in his apartment in a maroon smoking jacket and semidarkness, listening to Mozart in violins, bibbing brandy, and getting far gone in maudlin when the phone rang.
Zipser slumped into it and stared at the vacuum-cleaner while Mrs Biggs, bending once again and even more revealingly now that Zipser was sitting down and closer to her, inserted the bag into the back of the machine and switched it on.
Striking the big door by the lower stairs, Brye slumped to the uppermost steps.
That night Bucca came home and slumped into a chair in the living room.
Kenmore, once a research scientist at a government-owned facility in twenty-first-century America, now Archbishop of York in this world into which he and a companion had projected themselves almost two hundred years before, slumped back into his padded and canopied cathedra chair and took a long draught of spicy mulled canary wine, for the night was chill for summer, and after so long even a man who had been treated with the longevity serum still aged somewhat and felt the effects of that process on cold nights.
Davis slumped back in his chair, got a cigarillo out of his pocket, and lit it.
Graham slumped on to the nearest couchette and rubbed his hands over his face.
Wedge would have said he slumped in his chair, but Cracken had clearly decided he would withhold nothing from his answer.
The black man was sitting slumped in the saddle, resting his cuffed hands on the horn and a good deal of his weight on those.
He imagined Desai sitting in the solitude of her office, slumped in her chair with her head in her hands.
Across from her, Kat slumped into the dinette seat, her long legs stretched to rest in the opposite bench.