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Definition of the noun slump

What does slump mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: slumps

  1. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
  2. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of slump: depression / economic crisis
    • more generic terms: crisis = an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; economic condition = the condition of the economy
    • instance: Great Depression = the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s

Alternative definition of the noun slump


  1. A heavy or helpless collapse; a slouching or drooping posture; a period of poor activity or performance, especially an extended period.

Definition of the verb slump

What does slump mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: slumped | slumping | slumps

  1. assume a drooping posture or carriage
  2. fall or sink heavily
  3. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
    • example: The stock market is going to slump
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of slump: fall off / sink
    • more generic word: drop = go down in value
  4. go down in value

Alternative definition of the verb slump


  1. [intransitive] To collapse heavily or helplessly.
  2. [intransitive] To decline or fall off in activity or performance.
  3. [intransitive] To slouch or droop.


  1. Slump: A slump is a form of mass wasting that occurs when a coherent mass of loosely consolidated materials or rock layers moves a short distance down a slope. Movement is characterized by sliding along a concave-upward or planar surface. Causes of slumping include earthquake shocks, thorough wetting, freezing and thawing, undercutting, and loading of a slope.
    • also known as Rotations-Block-Rutschung
  2. Slump: In sports, a slump is a period when player or team is not performing well or up to expectations. It is pretty much a dry spell or drought, though it is often misused to define a player's decline that is natural during their career.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Slump

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Google previewHandbook of Adhesives Raw Materials (1989)

by Ernest W. Flick

More importantly, slump is an empirical measure; it cannot be compared with other rheological measures. Other measures of concrete workability exist, but they are less common and share the same drawbacks. If concrete technology is going ...

Google previewNanocoatings: Principles and Practice (2013)

From Research to Production by Steven Abbott, Nigel Holmes

Slump is a problem of the growth of a printed feature ...

Google previewClose the Achievement Gap (2005)

Simple Strategies That Work by Brian M. Pete, Robin J. Fogarty

The fourth-grade reading slump is a myth. It's a slow decline, getting farther behind. Source: Barbara Taylor, personal communication, 12 July 2003. • Students entering high school in the 35 largest cities in the United States read at the ...

Google preview2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2014)

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published by Rachel Randall

A mid-draft slump is a symptom, which calls for a diagnosis before you can effectively treat it. Believing you can write your way out of this mess, that you can rescue the middle with a strong closing act, is a seductive trap, because your reader ...

Google previewWealth in the 21st Century (2000)

by Drew Millett

Conversely, Japan's economic slump is a sign of long-term strength not weakness. The result may be hollowed out companies that will be unable to expand market share. American firms increasingly outsource manufacturing retaining only a ...

Google previewWhere Food and People Meet (2009)

by Phyllis Watts

A slump is a dessert that is basically the same as a grunt, it consists of fruit or berries. The difference is the slump is baked uncovered instead of steamed. Some recipes call for it to be cooked on the stovetop and others use the oven. The slump ...

Google previewSecond Half for the Man in the Mirror (2011)

How to Find God's Will for the Rest of Your Journey by Patrick Morley

The midlife slump is a time of pruning. God prunes every fruitful branch to make it even more fruitful. The point often missed is that in a season of pruning we have been “cut.” We need a healing time. The important thing is to let the body, mind, ...

Google previewBuilding and Construction Materials: Testing and Quality Control, 1e (Lab Manual)

by M L Gambhir; Neha Jamwal

Slump is a measure indicating the consistency or workability of fresh cement concrete. This test can also be used to determine the water content to give specified slump value. In this test, fresh concrete is filled into a mould of specified shape ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

slump Ameasure of consistency offreshly mixed concrete, mortar, or stucco equal to the subsidence measured to the nearest 1⁄4” (6 mm) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

Alternative terms: slump, rotational slip, rotational slide. Rotational slides occur as a rotational movement on a circular or spoonshaped shear surface. They differ in the degree of disintegration in the slide masses and the ...

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

slump l. The downward slipping ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections (2009)

by Larry Sabato, Howard R. Ernst

—Jamie Patrick Chandler retirement slump The retirement slump refers to the decrease in votes a party's candidate ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard

slump test slop hopper A large sanitary fitting used in hospitals to dispose of human waste. slop sink A large deep sink used to dispose of spilled or splashed liquid. slot A groove or thin rebate cut into a surface. Some screws have a slot ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

slump For a team or an athlete, a sudden or gradual decline in form that...

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Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting. (Yogi Berra)
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Scrabble value of S1L1U1M3P3

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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