verb (used without object)
- slump test,
- slung shot,
Origin of slump
Examples from the Web for slumped
He then slumped to the floor, to the amazement of his audience, having departed this plane of earthly existence.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She slumped as their 18 year-old son, Eric Jr., escorted her up to the open coffin.
Then, the infamous “47 percent” video hits, and we cut to Romney slumped in a chair, holding his head in his hands.Inside ‘Mitt,’ Netflix’s All-Access Mitt Romney Documentary|Marlow Stern|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its stock has slumped over the past year, off by nearly one third.
Many of those left behind lay sprawled motionless on blankets or slumped limply in their folding chairs.Black American Leadership Alliance D.C. Anti-Immigration Rally Wilts|Michelle Cottle|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Without a sound, the Rogan slumped to the ground, a smoking cavity in its shoulders at the spot where its head had been set.The Red Hell of Jupiter|Paul Ernst
He stumbled along to a corner of the wareroom where he slumped on a keg of nails.Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas
He slumped down upon the bench beside me and helped himself to beans.Swept Out to Sea|W. Bertram Foster
The boy, on the other screen, slumped back in his chair, his face relaxing into its customary expression of vacancy.Last Enemy|Henry Beam Piper
Wallie had slumped to the floor and sat there completely beaten and wearing a dazed, bewildered expression.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
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."