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  /slʌmp/ us  

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]  /slʌmp/ us  

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

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More