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Definition 1: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality - [noun denoting process]

Samples where slump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the team went into a slump
  • a gradual slack in output
  • a drop-off in attendance
  • a falloff in quality

Synonyms for slump in the sense of this definition

(slump is a kind of ...) process of changing to an inferior state

Definition 2: a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for slump in the sense of this definition

(slump is a kind of ...) an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

"they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

(slump is a kind of ...) the condition of the economy

(... is an instance of slump) the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s

Definition 3: fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly - [verb of change]

Samples where slump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The real estate market fell off

Synonyms for slump in the sense of this definition

(slump is a kind of ...) go down in value

"Stock prices dropped"

(slump has a similar meaning as ...) fall or descend to a lower place or level

"He sank to his knees"

Definition 4: fall or sink heavily - [verb of motion]

Samples where slump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slumped onto the couch
  • My spirits sank

Synonyms for slump in the sense of this definition

(slump is a kind of ...) break down, literally or metaphorically

"The wall collapsed" "The business collapsed" "The dam broke" "The roof collapsed" "The wall gave in" "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

Definition 5: assume a drooping posture or carriage - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for slump in the sense of this definition

(slump is a kind of ...) droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

Definition 6: go down in value - [verb of motion]

Samples where slump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stock market corrected
  • prices slumped

Synonyms for slump in the sense of this definition

(slump is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

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