slump

[ sluhmp ]
/ slʌmp /
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verb (used without object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. slumdweller,
  2. slumgullion,
  3. slumism,
  4. slumlord,
  5. slummy,
  6. slump test,
  7. slumpflation,
  8. slung,
  9. slung shot,
  10. slunk

Origin of slump

1670–80; orig., to sink into a bog or mud; perhaps imitative (cf. plump2)

SYNONYMS FOR slump
Related formsun·slumped, adjectiveun·slump·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for slumping

slump

/ (slʌmp) /

verb (intr)

noun

Word Origin for slump

C17: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Low German slump bog, Norwegian slumpa to fall

Slump

/ (slʌmp) /

noun

the Slump another name for the Depression
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Word Origin and History for slumping
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