verb (used without object)
Origin of slump
Synonyms for slump
Related Words for slumpstagnation, crash, collapse, drop, recession, slide, low, depreciation, downturn, fall, dip, downtrend, plunge, hunch, tumble, slouch, sag, plummet, droop, slip
Examples from the Web for slump
Contemporary Examples of 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’
November 25, 2013
Keynes famously said that ‘the boom, not the slump, is the time for austerity.’Austerity’s Scottish Ghosts Haunt the Modern Economic Mind
May 12, 2013
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
January 14, 2013
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
December 27, 2012
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
July 13, 2012
Historical Examples of slump
He'd heard these rumours about a slump, and he's fifty years old at that.
Others not less popular had to do with the reasons for the slump.
There was no weak fiber that would let her slump before this emergency.Rim o' the World
B. M. Bower
If a slump of any kind comes, he will be without a prop to lean on.The Spoilers of the Valley
The slump was still in evidence and the work was light until Thursday.Left End Edwards
Ralph Henry Barbour
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."