Definition of slump verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    slump

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//slʌmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌmp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slump
    BrE BrE//slʌmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌmp//
     
    he / she / it slumps
    BrE BrE//slʌmps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌmps//
     
    past simple slumped
    BrE BrE//slʌmpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌmpt//
     
    past participle slumped
    BrE BrE//slʌmpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//slʌmpt//
     
    -ing form slumping
    BrE BrE//ˈslʌmpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈslʌmpɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to fall in price, value, number, etc., suddenly and by a large amount synonym drop Sales have slumped this year. slump by something Profits slumped by over 50%. slump (from something) (to something) The paper's circulation has slumped to 90 000. Wordfinderboom, decline, dip, fluctuate, level off/​out, peak, plateau, plummet, slump, trend See related entries: Trends
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to sit or fall down heavily The old man slumped down in his chair. She slumped to her knees.
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent. (in the sense ‘fall into a bog’): probably imitative and related to Norwegian slumpe ‘to fall’.Extra examples Bart was slumped in front of the TV. He lay slumped over the steering wheel. He slumped against the wall. He slumped down into a chair. He was found slumped in a pool of blood by security guards. I walked in and saw him slumped over. Oil prices have slumped quite badly in recent months. Profits slumped by 70 per cent. Shares in the company slumped from £2.75 to £1.54. She slumped back in her seat. She slumped dejectedly over the wheel. She slumped onto the bed. She slumped to the floor. She was sitting with her head slumped forward.
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