Slumped
Slump Slump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slumping}.] [Scot. slump a dull noise produced by something falling into a hole, a marsh, a swamp.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which unawares they may slump. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • be slumped in something — be slumped in/over/etc something phrase to be sitting still in a position that is not upright I spent the evening slumped in front of the TV. They found him slumped over the wheel of his car. Thesaurus: in a sitting positionsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • be slumped over something — be slumped in/over/etc something phrase to be sitting still in a position that is not upright I spent the evening slumped in front of the TV. They found him slumped over the wheel of his car. Thesaurus: in a sitting positionsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • slump — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ global, world, worldwide ▪ economic, price, property, stock market ▪ The share price slump has wiped about $10 bil …   Collocations dictionary

  • slump — slump1 [slʌmp] v [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from a [i]Scandinavian language] 1.) to fall or lean against something because you are not strong enough to stand slump against/over/back etc ▪ She slumped against the wall. ▪ Carol slumped back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slump — I UK [slʌmp] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms slump : present tense I/you/we/they slump he/she/it slumps present participle slumping past tense slumped past participle slumped 1) to be suddenly reduced to a much lower level Profits slumped to… …   English dictionary

  • Economic Affairs — ▪ 2006 Introduction In 2005 rising U.S. deficits, tight monetary policies, and higher oil prices triggered by hurricane damage in the Gulf of Mexico were moderating influences on the world economy and on U.S. stock markets, but some other… …   Universalium

  • slump — 01. The old man [slumped] in his chair as he fell asleep. 02. Government popularity has [slumped] to its lowest level in years. 03. When I was little, my mom took us kids to visit my dad at work, and when we walked into his office, he was… …   Grammatical examples in English

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