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Dictionary definition for: Slump

1. (n) a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump" "a gradual slack in output" "a drop-off in attendance" "a falloff in quality"

2. (v) assume a drooping posture or carriage

3. (n) a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

4. (v) fall or sink heavily; "He slumped onto the couch" "My spirits sank"

5. (v) fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly; "The real estate market fell off"

6. (v) go down in value; "the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

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