Definition of 'slump'
Video: pronunciation of 'slump'
Example sentences containing 'slump'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Some caution should be used in discussing collapse or slump. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)Within six months the plans were in tatters as sales slumped and the business collapsed into administration. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Quite suddenly he slumped from the table and his head cracked on the stone. The Crossing-Place (1993)But there is at least hope that the slump in car sales may just have bottomed out. The Sun (2009)Shops have seen a ten per cent slump since the study. The Sun (2015)The potential for a eurozone slump is also rising. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We have to put this economic slump into perspective. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The indications are that demand will slump. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The spree took place in the depths of a property slump. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is scarcely surprising given the gloomy growth prospects and the slump in business confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Voters need to know how each man promises to tackle the economic slump. The Sun (2008)The share price has slumped since the firm disclosed two years ago that a government investigation was under way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cause of the disastrous slump in economic activity was bad policy rather than anything integral to the capitalist economy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Players have slumps all the time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Wholesale and retail expectations also slumped. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The next day it slumped 1.9%. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But those trips have dried up as both men's popularity has slumped. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The price of wine collapsed in the slump of the 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The 80-year-old suddenly slumped in his chair after two numbers. The Sun (2007)But at home his popularity slumped amid anger over his heavy-handed regime and incompetence. The Sun (2008)Now that debt is scarce and share prices have slumped, it is a death sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The plant has been badly hit by a 40 per cent slump in commercial vehicle sales. The Sun (2009)Construction activity slumped by 12 per cent last year and recovery is nowhere in sight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Alongside that 3.3% rise in incomes they predict a 3.8% slump in consumer spending. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'slump'
Used Occasionally. slump is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'slump'
British English: slump VERB
If something such as the value of something slumps, it falls suddenly and by a large amount.
Net profits slumped by 41%.
Definition of slump from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.