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slumpverb

 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.

slumpnoun [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.
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slumpnoun [C]

uk   us   /slʌmp/
a sudden reduction in value, quantity, etc.: Small investors were badly hit by the stock market slump.slump in sth There has been a 23% slump in revenue.
ECONOMICS a period of low economic activity: The company cut over 8000 jobs during the last economic slump. The government must take drastic measures to lift the country out of this slump

slumpverb [I]

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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