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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off(noun)

    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. depression, slump, economic crisis(verb)

    a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

  3. slump, slouch(verb)

    assume a drooping posture or carriage

  4. slump, slide down, sink(verb)

    fall or sink heavily

    "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"

  5. slump, fall off, sink(verb)

    fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

    "The real estate market fell off"

  6. decline, slump, correct(verb)

    go down in value

    "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

Wiktionary

  1. slump(Noun)

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

  2. slump(Verb)

    To collapse heavily or helplessly.

    Exhausted, he slumped down onto the sofa.

  3. slump(Verb)

    To decline or fall off in activity or performance.

    Real estate prices slumped during the recession.

  4. slump(Verb)

    To slouch or droop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slump(noun)

    the gross amount; the mass; the lump

  2. Slump(verb)

    to lump; to throw into a mess

  3. Slump(verb)

    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

  4. Slump(noun)

    a boggy place

  5. Slump(noun)

    the noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place

  6. Origin: [Scot. slump a dull noise produced by something falling into a hole, a marsh, a swamp.]

Freebase

  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. Translational slumps occur when a detached landmass moves along a planar surface. Common planar surfaces of failure include joints or bedding planes, especially where a permeable layer overrides an impermeable surface. Block slumps are a type of translational slump in which one or more related block units move downslope as a relatively coherent mass. Rotational slumps occur when a slump block, composed of sediment or rock, slides along a concave-upward slip surface with rotation about an axis parallel to the slope. Rotational movement causes the original surface of the block to become less steep, and the top of the slump is rotated backward. This results in internal deformation of the moving mass consisting chiefly of overturned folds called sheath folds. Slumps have several characteristic features. The cut which forms as the landmass breaks away from the slope is called the scarp and is often cliff-like and concave. In rotational slumps, the main slump block often breaks into a series of secondary slumps and associated scarps to form stair-step pattern of displaced blocks. The upper surface of the blocks are rotated backwards, forming depressions which may accumulate water to create ponds or swampy areas. The surface of the detached mass often remains relatively undisturbed, especially at the top. However, hummocky ridges may form near the toe of the slump. Addition of water and loss of sediment cohesion at the toe may transform slumping material into an earthflow. Transverse cracks at the head scarp drain water, possibly killing vegetation. Transverse ridges, transverse cracks and radial cracks form in displaced material on the foot of the slump.

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  1. plums

  2. lumps


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