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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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This was inferred because majority of slumping in the region are closely associated with these incompetent shale and clay beds of the Kurram Formation/group covered by unconsolidated regolith.
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Enter Dick Morris, longtime fan of the Celtic president, ready to do anything to stop him from slumping, even kidnap issues from the other team if it will help his man win.
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If China actually experienced a recession with slumping investment, unemployment could increase sharply and threaten the country's political stability.
The scarce, indirect observations of submarine landslides now available suggest the slumping sediments can travel swiftly, says Steven N.