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SLUMP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slump mean? 

SLUMP (noun)
  The noun SLUMP has 2 senses:

1. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
2. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

  Familiarity information: SLUMP used as a noun is rare.


SLUMP (verb)
  The verb SLUMP has 4 senses:

1. assume a drooping posture or carriage
2. fall or sink heavily
3. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
4. go down in value

  Familiarity information: SLUMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLUMP (noun)


Sense 1slump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

drop-off; falling off; falloff; slump; slack

Context examples:

the team went into a slump / a gradual slack in output / a drop-off in attendance / a falloff in quality

Hypernyms ("slump" is a kind of...):

declension; decline in quality; deterioration; worsening (process of changing to an inferior state)


Sense 2slump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

economic crisis; slump; depression

Hypernyms ("slump" is a kind of...):

economic condition; financial condition (the condition of finances)

Instance hyponyms:

Great Depression (the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s)


SLUMP (verb)


Sense 1slump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assume a drooping posture or carriage

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

slouch; slump

Hypernyms (to "slump" is one way to...):

droop; flag; sag; swag (droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

The children slump in the rocking chair
There slump some children in the rocking chair


Sense 2slump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fall or sink heavily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

slide down; slump; sink

Context examples:

He slumped onto the couch / My spirits sank

Hypernyms (to "slump" is one way to...):

break; cave in; collapse; fall in; founder; give; give way (break down, literally or metaphorically)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3slump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

fall off; slump; sink

Context example:

The real estate market fell off

Hypernyms (to "slump" is one way to...):

drop (go down in value)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The stock market is going to slump


Sense 4slump [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go down in value

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

slump; correct; decline

Context examples:

the stock market corrected / prices slumped

Hypernyms (to "slump" is one way to...):

come down; descend; fall; go down (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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