Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
slump

slump

 
pronunciation:
sluhmp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: slumped, slumping, slumps
definition 1: to sink down or fall with all one's weight.
She slumped into the hammock.
synonyms:
collapse, drop, plop, sink
similar words:
fall, sag, tumble
definition 2: to let one's body droop or sag; slouch.
synonyms:
bow, droop, slouch
similar words:
hunch, sag, stoop
definition 3: to deteriorate or fall off, esp. quickly.
Sales have slumped since the market crash.His enthusiasm slumped when his team lost again.
synonyms:
plummet, sag, slide
antonyms:
boom, rally
similar words:
decline, decrease, deteriorate, diminish, drop, drop off, dwindle, fall, fall off, sink, slip
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden sinking or reduction, as in health, productivity, business activity, or interest.
synonyms:
collapse, plunge, slide
antonyms:
boom, rally, rise, upturn
similar words:
sag
definition 2: a slouching or drooping posture.
synonyms:
slouch, stoop
definition 3: of a sports team or player, a long period of losing or playing poorly.
derivation: slumping (adj.)