verb (used without object)
- slump test,
- slung shot,
Origin of slump
Examples from the Web for slump
But if Pixar's going to slump, it's comforting that Disney is back to its old tricks.‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Keynes famously said that ‘the boom, not the slump, is the time for austerity.’Austerity’s Scottish Ghosts Haunt the Modern Economic Mind|Mark Blyth|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, Dell, even after it slump, remains a large company, with a market value of about $20 billion.Struggling PC Maker Dell Might Be Candidate for Private-Equity Buyout|Daniel Gross|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To play Elsa, she gained weight and walked in a slump in order to inhabit the character.‘A Certain Age’—Shirley MacLaine Rattles Downton Abbey|Sandra McElwaine|December 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jade asked Strong if she was ever at a loss for ideas and if so, how she might wrest herself from a slump.Camp Fashion Design Draws Budding Designers To New York|Robin Givhan|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I always knew this slump would come after the war, sooner or later.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
He'd heard these rumours about a slump, and he's fifty years old at that.The Spenders|Harry Leon Wilson
Suddenly, out of the corner of his eyes, he saw Professor Hemmingwell slump to the deck.Sabotage in Space|Carey Rockwell
Im always scared for a team that hasnt had a slump some time during the season.Full-Back Foster|Ralph Henry Barbour
It was the voice of Bonfire Cree calling from the fourth tree, that roused Bunny from his slump of depression.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Word Origin for slump
1670s, "fall or sink into a muddy place," probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norwegian and Danish slumpe "fall upon," Swedish slumpa; perhaps ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Slumped; slumping.
The word "slump," or "slumped," has too coarse a sound to be used by a lady. [Eliza Leslie, "Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book," Philadelphia, 1839]
Economic sense from 1888.
"act of slumping, slumping movement," 1850; "heavy decline in prices on the stock exchange," 1888, from slump (v.). Generalized by 1922 to "sharp decline in trade or business."