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Meaning of SLUMP

Pronunciation:  slump

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a noticeable decline in performance; "the team went into a slump"; "a sudden slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in automobile sales"
  2. [n]  a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
  3. [v]  fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"
  4. [v]  fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"
  5. [v]  assume a drooping posture or carriage
 

SLUMP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: depression, drop-off, economic crisis, fall off, falling off, falloff, sink, sink, slack, slide down, slouch
 
 See Also: break, cave in, collapse, decline, diminution, droop, drop, economic condition, fall in, financial condition, flag, founder, give, give way, Great Depression, sag, swag

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Slump\, v. i.
    1. To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is
       perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock.
    
    2. To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as,
       the stock slumped ten points. [Colloq.]
    
    
  2. \Slump\, n.
    A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling
    off; as, a slump in trade, in prices, etc. [Colloq.]
    
    
  3. \Slump\, n. [Cf. D. slomp a mass, heap, Dan. slump a
    quantity, and E. slump, v.t.]
    The gross amount; the mass; the lump. [Scot.]
    
    
  4. \Slump\, v. t. [Cf. {Lump}; also Sw. slumpa to bargain for
    the lump.]
    To lump; to throw into a mess.
    
          These different groups . . . are exclusively slumped
          together under that sense.               --Sir W.
                                                   Hamilton.
    
    
  5. \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, partly frozen ground, a
    bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person.
    
          The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which
          unawares they may slump.                 --Barrow.
    
    
  6. \Slump\, n.
    1. A boggy place. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
    
    2. The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a
       soft, miry place. [Scot.]
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A landslide in which a whole mass of earth subsides as a unit, sometimes rolling slightly as well as moving downwards.
 

 

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