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Slump   /sləmp/   Listen

(past & past part. slumped; pres. part. slumping)
Assume a drooping posture or carriage.  Synonym: slouch.
Fall or sink heavily.  Synonyms: sink, slide down.  "My spirits sank"
Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly.  Synonyms: fall off, sink.
Go down in value.  Synonyms: correct, decline.  "Prices slumped"

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"Slump" Quotes from Famous Books

... ticker can do that. Prices of goods in general have advanced at least 80 per cent. By the day that this book is off the press they may have decreased, or more likely advanced some more. The next day they may slump. Prices of labor advance more slowly and do not slump so fast. Wages of men gardeners have risen perhaps 50 per cent in the last ten years, but women and children have learned to do much of the work. They do the work cheaper ...
— Three Acres and Liberty • Bolton Hall

... evil spirit brought about a slump in our mutual love. My mother used to read the thing and become depressed and anxious for my spiritual welfare, used to ...
— The New Machiavelli • Herbert George Wells

... "It WAS an awful slump, Lee," said Hamlin gravely. "Get a woman and a snake together—and where are you? Think of Adam and Eve ...
— Openings in the Old Trail • Bret Harte

... at the bank a financial disappointment met him. A telegram informed him of the sudden slump in some stocks in which he was interested. The loss was considerable, and the tendency was still downward. He was wondering if he ought to confide this to Saunders, when his partner, of his own accord, came into his office and ...
— The Desired Woman • Will N. Harben

... Jill remorsefully. "I forgot! Stock-brokers are a painful subject, aren't they!" She turned to Nelly. "There's been an awful slump on the Stock Exchange today, and he ...
— The Little Warrior - (U.K. Title: Jill the Reckless) • P. G. Wodehouse

Words linked to "Slump" :   drop, descend, founder, swag, cave in, collapse, go down, economic crisis, give, deterioration, slack, Great Depression, crisis, sag, decline in quality, declension, give way, droop, worsening, drop down, economic condition, fall in, flag, come down, break, fall

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