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Definition of Slump


  1. To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; -- said of masses of earth or rock.
  2. To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points.
  3. A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in prices, etc.
  4. The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
  5. To lump; to throw into a mess.
  6. 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.
  7. A boggy place.
  8. The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.

Slump Quotations

I think if I heard someone else talking about their life, describing all the problems I've had, they'd look like they were through. Done. But there's something about me - I'm smiling. Those things are really not bad enough to put me in a slump. I'm smiling with the opportunity to wake up every morning.

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Hank Aaron

Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs.
Kamisese Mara

Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
Yogi Berra

Japan's beautiful seas and its territory are under threat, and young people are having trouble finding hope in the future amid economic slump. I promise to protect Japan's land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what.
Shinzo Abe
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Slump Translations

slump in French is baisse
slump in German is Preissturz, plumpsen
slump in Italian is crollo dei prezzi
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