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slump behind (someone or something)

To droop, hunch, or collapse behind someone or something. The injured soldier slumped behind the small partition to avoid the gunfire. She came and slumped behind me on the ground, resting her head on my shoulder.
See also: behind, slump

slump down in (something)

To droop, fall, or collapse physically downward into or while in something. A few students were slumping down in their chairs, very obviously trying to sleep. She was so exhausted when she came in from work that all she could do was slump down in the recliner.
See also: down, slump

slump down into (something)

To droop, fall, or collapse physically downward into or while in something. A few students were slumping down into their chairs, very obviously trying to sleep. She was so exhausted when she came in from work that all she could do was slump down into the recliner.
See also: down, slump

slump down

1. To droop, fall, or collapse physically downward. A few students were slumping down in their chairs, very obviously trying to sleep. The wounded soldier reached a bit of cover and slumped down with fatigue.
2. To decline in value, amount, rate, etc. After a very strong start to the year, the company's stocks have begun slumping down amid reports of manufacturing problems. Sales are slumping down recently, so we need a big marketing push to get them back on track.
See also: down, slump

slump over

To slouch, droop, or hunch forward or to one side. You need to stop slouching over like that while you work at the computer, or you'll give yourself major back pain down the line! Everyone in the meeting had started to slouch over, their eyes glossing over out of sheer boredom.
See also: over, slump

slump down

[for someone] to collapse and fall down; [for someone] to crumple. The shot hit Max and he slumped down. Suddenly, Mr. Wilson slumped down in pain.
See also: down, slump

slump down in(to) something

[for someone] to bend down or collapse into something, such as a chair or bed. Gary grabbed at his chest and slumped down into the bed. He slumped down into the chair and draped himself over the arm.
See also: down, slump

slump over

[for someone] to collapse and fall over forward in a sitting position. Just after the gunshot, Bruno slumped over and slid from his chair.
See also: over, slump
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During a sales slump it is nice to meet with friendly faces, people who know and appreciate the work you do.
The multivariate regression output representing the summary of best-fitting models to the data for slump prediction is given in Table 2.
"It becomes this all-consuming nightmare," said Mariners announcer Dave Valle, who lived through a season-long slump in 1991.
The Mexican steel industry, on the other hand, is still trying to recover from being hit hard during the second half of the 1998-2001 slump. "Mexican mills are pretty much on the sidelines, "Jack Vexler of Monterrey Iron & Metal, San Antonio, says of the ferrous scrap demand he is witnessing.
Domestic stock funds lost 1.67%, taxable bond funds fell 3.28% and global bond funds slumped 6.45%, according to Lipper Analytical Services.
The real slump will be experienced in the French market, where the lost market shares of 1993 from 15.1% of the volume and 16.1% of the value to 14.1% and 15.2% respectively will not be recovered.
Output grew through the 1970s, declined in the early 1980s, recovered somewhat by 1990, and is again in a slump. Iron mining employment in Minnesota has dropped about 20 percent since 1985.
Each wave is successively higher as technology improves, but there are slumps between the waves.
In such a climate, CPAs should make certain that individual clients and companies are in a position to respond quickly to evidence of a slump. To do this, management first must sharpen its ability to identify the effects of the business slowdown on the company's operations.
Lower prices may be in store for unsaturated polyester resins sometime this quarter if styrene monomer prices start to decline as expected and slumps in the resins' key markets continue.
Global Banking News-April 15, 2015--Gulf banks increase borrowing following oil price slump
6 months of falling oil prices, investors are worrying that the prolonged slump is signaling a weaker global economy.
SOLDER PASTE SLUMP can and will lead to solder shorts during reflow.
The slump in both shares and the currency also comes after overseas investors have sold about $810 million worth of shares in the previous seven sessions through Monday, with global sentiment weakening further amid uncertainty about the prospect of military action against the Syrian government.