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Meaning & Definition of Slump in English

English

Slump

/sləmp/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • slump
  • ,
  • slack
  • ,
  • drop-off
  • ,
  • falloff
  • ,
  • falling off

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

    synonym:
  • depression
  • ,
  • slump
  • ,
  • economic crisis

verb

1. Assume a drooping posture or carriage

    synonym:
  • slump
  • ,
  • slouch

2. Fall or sink heavily

  • "He slumped onto the couch"
  • "My spirits sank"
    synonym:
  • slump
  • ,
  • slide down
  • ,
  • sink

3. Fall heavily or suddenly

  • Decline markedly
  • "The real estate market fell off"
    synonym:
  • slump
  • ,
  • fall off
  • ,
  • sink

4. Go down in value

  • "The stock market corrected"
  • "Prices slumped"
    synonym:
  • decline
  • ,
  • slump
  • ,
  • correct

Examples of using

In the current slump, economic growth has fallen to zero percent.