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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.
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