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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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The accumulation of water in sag ponds can exert pressure on the confining walls which can potentially accelerate down slope movement of the entire slumped block.
She was slumped awkwardly with her head resting on the front door."
Among the losers: such major stocks as LDDS Communications (NASDAQ symbol: LDDS) down 19.4%; Grand Casinos (NYSE symbol: GND) down 41.3%; CCP Insurance (NYSE symbol: CCP) slumped 26.9%; and Bankers Life (NYSE symbol: BLH) slid 11.6%.
A statement by the public relations officer of the university, Mr Biodun Olarewaju, said the student was playing football with his colleagues when he suddenly slumped.
The benchmark BSE index slumped 3.18 per cent, or 590.05 points, to close at 17,968.08, ending its three-day gaining streak.
She said: "As they approached they noticed the one occupant slumped over the wheel.
THE numbers of UK students applying to start university this autumn has slumped by 8.9 per cent, official figures showed yesterday.
The 36-year-old star was clearly shattered as she slumped over in a lift at Nice Airport in France before catching a flight to the UK.
Summary: Producer prices in Germany plunged 1.5% in July amid expectations for a 0.2% drop from the previous month, while the annualized rate slumped 7.8% from...
Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group slumped 1% and 1.5% respectively after HSBC - which ended the day flat - produced first-quarter results.
THE pound slumped to its lowest level against the US dollar in more than seven years yesterday, as fears over the Government's financial bail-out and UK debt gripped markets.
ENGLAND slumped to a 10-wicket defeat for only the fourth time in their history on Tuesday as New Zealand took a stranglehold on their one-day series at Seddon Park.
David Cameron renewed Tory calls for a referendum on the EU treaty yesterday as his party slumped in the polls.
The Footsie, which slumped 66.7 points yesterday following surprise at the Bank of England's interest rates decision two weeks ago, lost further ground in early trading.
The three artists deserve congratulations for their unpredictable and polemical choices; nevertheless, they've somehow managed to leave the contemporary object sculpture, rather like Verhoeven's sullen pumpkins, slumped somewhere else, still awaiting measurement and appraisal.