verb (used without object)
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, especially 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, especially of the shoulders.
a landslide or rockslide.
the vertical subsidence of freshly mixed concrete that is a measure of consistency and stiffness.
New England Cookery. a dessert made with cooked fruit, especially apples or berries, topped with a thick layer of biscuit dough or crumbs.
to sink or fall heavily and suddenly
to relax ungracefully
(of business activity, etc) to decline suddenly; collapse
(of health, interest, etc) to deteriorate or decline suddenly or markedly
(of soil or rock) to slip down a slope, esp a cliff, usually with a rotational movement
a sudden or marked decline or failure, as in progress or achievement; collapse
a decline in commercial activity, prices, etc
(economics) another word for depression
the act of slumping
a slipping of earth or rock; landslide
the Slump, another name for the Depression
- Slump test
noun 1. (Brit) a test to determine the relative water content of concrete, depending on the loss in height (slump) of a sample obtained from a cone-shaped mould
verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of sling1 . noun 1. a device for hurling stones or other missiles that consists, typically, of a short strap with a long string at each end and that is operated by placing the missile in the strap, and, holding the ends of the strings in one […]
noun 1. a weight, as a stone or a piece of metal, fastened to a short strap, chain, or the like, and used as a weapon. noun 1. a weight attached to the end of a cord and used as a weapon
verb 1. a simple past tense and the past participle of slink. verb (used without object), slunk or (Archaic) slank; slunk; slinking. 1. to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame. 2. to walk or move in a slow, sinuous, provocative way. verb (used with object), slunk or […]