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English noun: slump

1. slump (process) a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

SamplesThe team went into a slump.
A gradual slack in output.
A drop-off in attendance.
A falloff in quality.

Synonymsdrop-off, falling off, falloff, slack

Broader (hypernym)declension, decline in quality, deterioration, worsening

2. slump (state) a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

Synonymsdepression, economic crisis

Broader (hypernym)crisis, economic condition

Instance hyponymGreat Depression

English verb: slump

1. slump (motion) assume a drooping posture or carriage

ExamplesThe children slump in the rocking chair, There slump some children in the rocking chair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)droop, flag, sag, swag

2. slump (motion) fall or sink heavily

SamplesHe slumped onto the couch.
My spirits sank.

Synonymssink, slide down

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way

3. slump (change) fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

SamplesThe real estate market fell off.

ExamplesThe stock market is going to slump

Synonymsfall off, sink

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)drop

Verb groupdrop, drop down, sink

4. slump (motion) go down in value

SamplesThe stock market corrected.
Prices slumped.

Synonymscorrect, decline

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

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