verb (used without object)
Origin of slump
Synonyms for slump
Related Words for slumpingstagnation, crash, collapse, drop, recession, slide, low, depreciation, downturn, fall, dip, downtrend, plunge, hunch, tumble, slouch, sag, plummet, droop, slip
Examples from the Web for slumping
Contemporary Examples of slumping
Mae represents our collective spirit, pre-broken and slumping at attention.Is Dave Eggers’ ‘The Circle’ Our Generation’s ‘1984’?
October 2, 2013
Demand from abroad is falling, as exports showed signs of slumping in September.Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve Is Boring Again
December 12, 2012
The Greek people, it turns out, have had it with austerity and slumping growth.Chaos Over New Elections Deepens Fear of a Greece Chain Reaction
May 16, 2012
Did an angry Newt Gingrich triumph over a slumping Mitt Romney?Daily Beast Contributors Weigh in on CNN South Carolina Debate
January 20, 2012
Matthew Yglesias on why the left is slumping—and how to lift its spirits.Obama's Depressed Liberal Base
July 25, 2010
Historical Examples of slumping
"I guess that's definite, then," Rolf said, slumping a little in disappointment.The Happy Unfortunate
"She's got it," Mallory groaned, slumping from the heights again.Excuse Me!
"You wush right," he said, slumping against the back of the chair.Death Makes A Mistake
“And see the porch hammocks,” called Bess, “slumping” into one.The Motor Girls on the Coast
“So am I,” said Nancy, slumping limply into the depths of her red velour chair.Outside Inn
Ethel M. Kelley
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."