slump (slumps, present participle slumping; past and past participle slumped)
- (intransitive) To collapse heavily or helplessly.
- Exhausted, he slumped down onto the sofa.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better. […]”
- (intransitive) To decline or fall off in activity or performance.
- Real estate prices slumped during the recession.
- (intransitive) To slouch or droop.
- (transitive) To lump; to throw together messily.
- These different groups […] are exclusively slumped together under that sense.
- To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, a bog, etc.
- The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which unawares they may slump.
- (slang) (transitive) To cause to collapse; to hit hard; to render unsconscious; to kill.
- French: s'affaler, s'effondrer
- German: absinken, zusammensacken, zusammenbrechen
- Italian: crollare
- Russian: оседа́ть
- Spanish: desfallecer, desplomarse
slump (plural slumps)
- A heavy or helpless collapse; a slouching or drooping posture; a period of poor activity or performance, especially an extended period.
- A measure of the fluidity of freshly mixed concrete, based on how much the concrete formed in a standard slump cone sags when the cone is removed.
- (UK, dialect) A boggy place.
- (Scotland) The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.
- (Scotland) The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
- German: Ausbreitmaß
- German: Morast
- Russian: топь
- German: Plumps