verb (used without object), slummed, slum·ming.
Words nearby slum
Origin of slum
OTHER WORDS FROM slumslum·mer, nounde·slum, verb (used with object), de·slummed, de·slum·ming.
Examples from the Web for slum
More serious still, the slum dwellers face enormous risk from unsafely built environments.
With a group of young men in the slum he formed Rock Angels, a drag act performing dance, music and drama.Uganda Gays Face New Wave of Fear Under Anti-Gay Bill|Caelainn Hogan|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A five-minute stroll from the memorial hall, in the slum he lives in, Cheng adopts a different tone.
In 1971, slum dwellers accounted for one in six Mumbai residents.City Leaders Are in Love With Density but Most City Dwellers Disagree|Joel Kotkin|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Police have reclaimed 33 slum communities once dominated by drug traffickers.
The distance, and the fact of the church being in a slum, he maintained, would not be in itself a drawback.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
I spoke of the instinct for the crowd in the tenement house boy as evidence that the slum had got its grip on him.A Ten Year War|Jacob A. Riis
Liquor in large quantities was distributed among the slum classes further to inflame their minds.The Iron Heel|Jack London
That night the police were fortunate enough to capture both Murdock and Wickham in a Liverpool slum.A Master of Mysteries|L. T. Meade
She discovered his lodgings at last, in a slum on the lower east side.The Nest Builder|Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale