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English definition of “slump”

slump

noun [C]     /slʌmp/
FALL a sudden fall in prices or sales : a slump in world oil prices Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
ECONOMY a period when there is very little business activity and not many jobs : It's been the worst economic slump for 25 years .Economics and the state of the economy
(Definition of slump noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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