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Slump meaning

slump - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; " the team went into a slump"; " a gradual slack in output"; " a drop- off in attendance"; " a falloff in quality"
  2. 2. go down in value; " the stock market corrected"; " prices slumped"
  3. 3. To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points.
  4. 4. A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in prices, etc.
  5. 5. The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
  6. 6. To lump; to throw into a mess.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A boggy place.
  9. 9. To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; - said of masses of earth or rock.

slump - examples of usage

  1. This, the ten- thousand dollar Carter Handicap, had seen his final slump to the bottom of the scale. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  2. Where employees are paid by the piece, instead of by the hour, day, or week, the employer partially protects himself against uneven, sluggish, slipshod workmen; but, other things being equal, he awards promotion to those who are most regular and who are most often at their best, for he finds that the man who does not " slump" earns best profits and deserves highest pay. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  3. Then, you're creating your own industries and building your own equipment and armament here; that's caused a slump in industry on Gram. - "Space Viking", Henry Beam Piper.
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