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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


Noun Slump has 2 senses

Verb Slump has 4 senses


Slumpn. [Cf. D. slomp a mass, heap, Dan. slump a quantity, and E. slump, v.t.].
     The gross amount; the mass; the lump.  [1913 Webster]
Slumpv. t. [Cf. Lump; also Sw. slumpa to bargain for the lump.].
     To lump; to throw into a mess.  [1913 Webster]
    "These different groups . . . are exclusively slumped together under that sense."  [1913 Webster]
Slumpv. i. [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, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person.  [1913 Webster]
    "The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which unawares they may slump."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A boggy place.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in stock market prices, in a batter's average, etc.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


Slump, n. & v.
1 a sudden severe or prolonged fall in prices or values of commodities or securities.
2 a sharp or sudden decline in trade or business usu. bringing widespread unemployment.
3 a lessening of interest or commitment in a subject or undertaking.
1 undergo a slump; fail; fall in price.
2 sit or fall heavily or limply (slumped into a chair).
3 lean or subside.

17th c., orig. 'sink in a bog': imit.



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N descent, descension, declension, declination, fall, falling, slump, drop, plunge, plummet, cadence, subsidence, collapse, lapse, downfall, tumble, slip, tilt, trip, lurch, cropper, culbute, titubation, stumble, fate of Icarus, avalanche, debacle, landslip, landslide, declivity, dip, hill, rappel, descending, descendent, decurrent, decursive, labent, deciduous, nodding to its fall, downhill, downwards, the bottom fell out.

VB descend, go down, drop down, come down, fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle, plunge, plummet, crash, decline, set, sink, droop, come down a peg, slump, dismount, alight, light, get down, swoop, stoop, fall prostrate, precipitate oneself, let fall, tumble, trip, stumble, titubate, lurch, pitch, swag, topple, topple over, tumble over, topple down, tumble down, tilt, sprawl, plump down, come down a cropper.

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