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Meaning of SLUMP

Pronunciation:  slump

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
  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.