Slump

Definition of Slump

n.1.The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
v. t.1.To lump; to throw into a mess.
These different groups . . . are exclusively slumped together under that sense.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
v. i.1.To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person.
[imp. & p. p. Slumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slumping.]
The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which unawares they may slump.
- Barrow.
2.To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; - said of masses of earth or rock.
3.To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points.
n.1.A boggy place.
2.The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.
3.A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in stock market prices, in a batter's average, etc.

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