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English definition of “slump”


verb [I]     /slʌmp/
to suddenly go down in value , quantity , etc.: The value of shares slumped by 80% over night . Sales slumped to an all-time low .
(Definition of slump verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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