slump - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “slump”

See all translations

slump

verb  us   /slʌmp/

slump verb (FALL)

[I always + adv/prep] to fall heavily and suddenly: She slumped to the floor in a faint.

slump verb (BEND)

[I always + adv/prep] to stand or sit bent over, with the head and shoulders forward; slouch : The old man slumped in his chair, asleep. We both slumped against the wall.

slump verb (REDUCE SUDDENLY)

[I] to fall suddenly in price, amount, or value: Home computer sales slumped dramatically last year.

slump

noun [C]  us   /slʌmp/

slump noun [C] (REDUCE SUDDENLY)

a sudden fall in prices, amount, or value, or a period of time when something is in a bad state: a slump in the economy The team is in a slump this year.
(Definition of slump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slump?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “slump” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More