Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language


1 verb
slump1 [intransitive]
1 to fall or lean against something because you are not strong enough to stand
slump against/over/back etc
She slumped against the wall.
Carol slumped back in her chair, defeated.
Ben staggered and slumped onto the floor.
2 to suddenly go down in price, value, or number [≠ soar]:
Sales slumped by 20% last year.
slump to
The currency slumped to a record low.
3 also be slumped if your shoulders or head slump or are slumped, they bend forward because you are unhappy, tired, or unconscious:
Her shoulders slumped and her eyes filled with tears.

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