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slump

 (slŭmp)
intr.v. slumped, slump·ing, slumps
1. To fall or sink heavily; collapse: She slumped, exhausted, onto the sofa.
2. To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.
3.
a. To decline suddenly; fall off: Business slumped after the holidays.
b. To perform poorly or inadequately: The team has been slumping for a month.
4.
a. To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
b. To slide down or spread out thickly, as mud or fresh concrete.
n.
1. The act or an instance of slumping.
2. A drooping or slouching posture: read defeat in the slump of his shoulders.
3. A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business: a stock market slump; a slump in farm prices.
4. An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity: a slump in a batting average.
5. See grunt.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slumpa, to slump.]

slump

(slʌmp)
vb (intr)
1. to sink or fall heavily and suddenly
2. to relax ungracefully
3. (Commerce) (of business activity, etc) to decline suddenly; collapse
4. (of health, interest, etc) to deteriorate or decline suddenly or markedly
5. (Physical Geography) (of soil or rock) to slip down a slope, esp a cliff, usually with a rotational movement
n
6. a sudden or marked decline or failure, as in progress or achievement; collapse
7. (Commerce) a decline in commercial activity, prices, etc
8. (Economics) economics another word for depression
9. the act of slumping
10. (Physical Geography) a slipping of earth or rock; landslide
[C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Low German slump bog, Norwegian slumpa to fall]

Slump

(slʌmp)
n
(Historical Terms) the Slump another name for the Depression

slump

(slʌmp)

v.i.
1. to fall heavily; collapse.
2. to assume a slouching or bent position or posture.
3. to decrease suddenly and markedly, as prices or the market.
4. to decline, as health, business, or efficiency.
5. to sink heavily, as the spirits.
n.
6. an act or instance of slumping.
7. a decrease or decline.
8. a period of decline or deterioration.
9. a mild recession in the economy or in a particular industry.
10. a period during which a person performs ineffectively, esp. a period when an athlete or team fails to play as well as usual.
11. a slouching, bowed, or bent position or posture.
[1670–80; orig., to sink into a bog or mud; perhaps imitative]

slump


Past participle: slumped
Gerund: slumping

Imperative
slump
slump
Present
I slump
you slump
he/she/it slumps
we slump
you slump
they slump
Preterite
I slumped
you slumped
he/she/it slumped
we slumped
you slumped
they slumped
Present Continuous
I am slumping
you are slumping
he/she/it is slumping
we are slumping
you are slumping
they are slumping
Present Perfect
I have slumped
you have slumped
he/she/it has slumped
we have slumped
you have slumped
they have slumped
Past Continuous
I was slumping
you were slumping
he/she/it was slumping
we were slumping
you were slumping
they were slumping
Past Perfect
I had slumped
you had slumped
he/she/it had slumped
we had slumped
you had slumped
they had slumped
Future
I will slump
you will slump
he/she/it will slump
we will slump
you will slump
they will slump
Future Perfect
I will have slumped
you will have slumped
he/she/it will have slumped
we will have slumped
you will have slumped
they will have slumped
Future Continuous
I will be slumping
you will be slumping
he/she/it will be slumping
we will be slumping
you will be slumping
they will be slumping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slumping
you have been slumping
he/she/it has been slumping
we have been slumping
you have been slumping
they have been slumping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slumping
you will have been slumping
he/she/it will have been slumping
we will have been slumping
you will have been slumping
they will have been slumping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slumping
you had been slumping
he/she/it had been slumping
we had been slumping
you had been slumping
they had been slumping
Conditional
I would slump
you would slump
he/she/it would slump
we would slump
you would slump
they would slump
Past Conditional
I would have slumped
you would have slumped
he/she/it would have slumped
we would have slumped
you would have slumped
they would have slumped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slump - 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"
decline in quality, worsening, declension, deterioration - process of changing to an inferior state
2.slump - a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
crisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
economic condition - the condition of the economy
Verb1.slump - assume a drooping posture or carriage
droop, sag, swag, flag - droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
2.slump - fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
cave in, collapse, fall in, give way, founder, give, break - break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"
3.slump - fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
drop - go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
drop down, sink, drop - fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
4.slump - go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"

slump

verb
1. fall, decline, sink, plunge, crash, collapse, slip, deteriorate, fall off, plummet, go downhill (informal), reach a new low Net profits slumped.
fall increase, grow, expand, boom, thrive, flourish, prosper, develop, advance
2. sag, collapse, sink, flop, fall, bend, hunch, droop, slouch, loll, plonk yourself I closed the door and slumped into a chair.
noun
2. recession, depression, stagnation, inactivity, hard or bad times the slump of the early 1980s

slump

verb
1. To go from a more erect posture to a less erect posture:
2. To take on or move with an awkward, slovenly posture:
3. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price:
Idiom: take a sudden downtrend.
noun
1. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices:
2. A period of decreased business activity and high unemployment:
Translations
تَهْبُط الأسْعاررُكود إقْتِصاديهُبوط في الأسْعاريَسْقُط، يَتَهاوى
krizenáhlý poklesprudce klesnoutsklesnout
dumpe nedfalde drastiskkraftigt prisfaldlavkonjunktur
gazdasági válsághirtelen áreséslerogy
hlamma sér; hlunkast niîurhrynja, dragast samankreppa, samdrátturverîhrun
dribtisudribtisusmukti
depresijaiezveltieskrišanāskristiesnogāzties
náhly pokles

slump

[slʌmp]
A. N (gen) → baja f (repentina), bajón m; (in production, sales) → caída f, baja f; (economic) → depresión f
the Slumpel crac
the 1929 slumpla depresión de 1929, la crisis económica de 1929
slump in priceshundimiento m de los precios
the slump in the price of copperla baja repentina del precio del cobre
slump in moralebajón m de moral
B. VI
1. [price etc] → hundirse; [production, sales] → bajar, caer (fig) [morale etc] → desplomarse
2. to slump into a chairhundirse en una silla
he slumped to the floorse desplomó al suelo
he was slumped over the wheelse había caído encima del volante

slump

[ˈslʌmp]
n (= fall) (in sales, popularity)chute f brutale, effondrement m
(= recession) → crise f
the slump in sth → la crise de qch
vi
(= decrease) [profits, sales] → s'effondrer
Sales slumped by 40% → Les ventes se sont effondrées de 40%., Les ventes ont chuté de 40%.
(= fall heavily) [person] → s'effondrer
vt
to be slumped over sth → être effondré(e) sur qch
He was slumped over the wheel → Il était effondré sur le volant.

slump

n (→ etw gen) (in numbers, popularity, morale etc) → (plötzliche) Abnahme; (in production, sales) → Rückgang m; (= state)Tiefstand m; (Fin) → Sturz m, → Baisse f (spec); (of prices)plötzliches Absinken; slump in pricesPreissturz m(of bei); the 1929 Slumpdie Weltwirtschaftskrise von 1929
vi
(also slump off, Fin, Comm, prices) → stürzen, fallen; (sales, production)plötzlich zurückgehen; (fig, morale etc) → sinken, fallen
(= sink)fallen, sinken; to slump into a chairsich in einen Sessel fallen or plumpsen (inf)lassen; he was slumped over the wheeler war über dem Steuer zusammengesackt; he was slumped on the floorer lag in sich (dat)zusammengesunken auf dem Fußboden

slump

[slʌmp]
1. n (gen) → caduta, crollo; (in production, sales) → calo, crollo; (economic) → crisi f inv, depressione f
the slump in the price of copper → il crollo del prezzo del rame
2. vi
a. (price) → cadere, crollare; (production, sales) → calare, diminuire (fig) (morale) → abbassarsi
b. to slump into a chairlasciarsi cadere su una sedia
he was slumped over the wheel → era accasciato sul volante

slump

(slamp) verb
1. to fall or sink suddenly and heavily. He slumped wearily into a chair.
2. (of prices, stocks, trade etc) to become less; to lose value suddenly. Business has slumped.
noun
1. a sudden fall in value, trade etc. a slump in prices.
2. a time of very bad economic conditions, with serious unemployment etc; a depression. There was a serious slump in the 1930s.
References in classic literature ?
The men upon the killing beds felt also the effects of the slump which had turned Marija out; but they felt it in a different way, and a way which made Jurgis understand at last all their bitterness.
A concession repudiated, a bank failure, a big slump - what does it matter?
As it was, he watched the gamblers, who had ridden the wave of prosperity and made preparation for the slump, getting out from under and safely scurrying to cover or proceeding to reap a double harvest.
It was about this time that Martin took a great slump in Maria's estimation.
The hard times of 1912 had already caused a frightful slump in the farm markets.
Then, without warning, your sales took a breathtaking, stomach-turning plummet, and you find yourself in the dreaded sales slump.
6 months of falling oil prices, investors are worrying that the prolonged slump is signaling a weaker global economy.
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So, in the spirit of fall and everything good that comes with it, Alicia suggested that we make a slump.
I'M heartily sick of people who repeatedly try to blame Labour for the 2008 financial slump, and I'm not even a Labour supporter.
WORKERS in Flintshire have seen the real value of their pay slump by nearly 17% since 2008 - the fourth highest fall in the country.
These are all factors that can substantially impact the likelihood of future negative performances and lead to an unexplained slump in performance.