Meaning of slump
Pronunciation: (slump), [key]
- to drop or fall heavily; collapse: Suddenly she slumped to the floor.
- to assume a slouching, bowed, or bent position or posture: Stand up straight and don't slump!
- to decrease or fall suddenly and markedly, as prices or the market.
- to decline or deteriorate, as health, business, quality, or efficiency.
- to sink into a bog, muddy place, etc., or through ice or snow.
- to sink heavily, as the spirits.
- an act or instance of slumping.
- a decrease, decline, or deterioration.
- a period of decline or deterioration.
- any mild recession in the economy as a whole or in a particular industry.
- a period during which a person performs slowly, inefficiently, or ineffectively, esp. a period during which an athlete or team fails to play or score as well as usual.
- a slouching, bowed, or bent position or posture, esp. of the shoulders.
- a landslide or rockslide.
- the vertical subsidence of freshly mixed concrete that is a measure of consistency and stiffness.
- a dessert made with cooked fruit, esp. apples or berries, topped with a thick layer of biscuit dough or crumbs.
- slump (Thesaurus)