American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To fall or sink heavily; collapse: She slumped, exhausted, onto the sofa.
- v. To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.
- v. To decline suddenly; fall off: Business slumped after the holidays.
- v. To perform poorly or inadequately: The team has been slumping for a month.
- v. To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
- v. To slide down or spread out thickly, as mud or fresh concrete.
- n. The act or an instance of slumping.
- n. A drooping or slouching posture: read defeat in the slump of his shoulders.
- n. A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business: a stock market slump; a slump in farm prices.
- n. An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity: a slump in a batting average.
- n. See grunt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall or sink suddenly when walking on a surface, as on ice or frozen ground, not strong enough to support one; walk with sinking feet; sink, as in snow or mud.
- Hence, to fail or fall through ignominiously: often with through; as, the plan slumped through.
- n. A boggy place; soft, swampy ground; a marsh; a swamp.
- n. The noise made by anything falling into a hole or slump.
- n. The act of slumping through weak ice or any frozen surface, or into melting snow or slush.
- n. Hence, an ignominious coming to naught; complete failure; also, a sudden fall, as of prices: as, a slump in stock from 150 to 90.
- n. A gross amount; a block; lump: as, to buy or take things in the slump: also used attributively: as, a slump sum.
- To throw or bring into a mass; regard as a mass or as a whole; lump.
- v. intransitive To collapse heavily or helplessly.
- v. intransitive To decline or fall off in activity or performance.
- v. intransitive To slouch or droop.
- n. A heavy or helpless collapse; a slouching or drooping posture; a period of poor activity or performance, especially an extended period.
- n. Scotland, UK, dialect A boggy place.
- n. Scotland The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
- v. To lump; to throw into a mess.
- v. 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.
- v. To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock.
- v. colloq. To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off.
- n. Prov. Eng. & Scot. A boggy place.
- n. Scot. The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.
- n. colloq. A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off
- v. assume a drooping posture or carriage
- n. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
- v. go down in value
- v. fall or sink heavily
- v. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
- n. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
- Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slumpa, to slump. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yet, for all its simplicity, the insight that a slump is about an excess demand for money makes nonsense of the whole hangover theory.”
“Kidd said the slump is a little frustrating because he feels he is getting good looks and taking good shots but the ball isn't going in.”
“If they lose that incentive there might be a short term slump as inventories are drawn down.”
“London, said the global financial crisis had also resulted in falling expenditure, lack of credit and rising unemployment causing what it described as a slump in confidence and demand in the travel and tourism industry.”
“Sentiment in the financial community in Germany drops again as a slump is expected, reports Commerzbank.”
“But Williams, mired in a shooting slump from the field, then made his two free throws as the Cavs, who are a league-best 33-4 at home, finally put away the Bucks.”
“One reason securitization remains in a slump is because private bond investors remain wary after getting burned on CDOs and because of the dispute with banks over allegedly faulty underwriting standards during the mortgage boom.”
“A recent story about how the car sales slump is affecting Japanese automakers had different mileage figures.”
“The economic slump is prompting meeting planners around the country to work overtime to find ... more”
“The closest 19th-century parallel I can find to the current slump is the recession that followed the Panic of 1873.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘slump’.
Single verbs that describe expression or emotional reaction. "He __ed" (smiled/gulped/scoffed...)
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
words that describe sound
or Pandowdies: pie-like fruit desserts.
Grexit, accept collateral, pass the risk bac..., anti-austerity camp, slow motion bank run, flight from the s..., banking crisis, bloated standards..., controlled fall o..., capital flight, abandon the Euro, public sector debt and 87 more...
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
I'm reading books. And there are words and phrases I come upon for the first time, or that are used with usages that are new to me.
So, this is just a plain list of those words. Don't expect ...
spotted dick, bubble and squeak, toad in the hole, pets de nonnes, pigs in a blanket, prairie oysters, ropa vieja, manchamanteles, arme ritter, schwalbennester, strammer max, cabeza de gato and 119 more...
Looking for tweets for slump.