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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.
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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.
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Dreading the relatives slumping down on your shabby sofas this Christmas?
There were over 1.6 million visits to rightmove.co.uk between last Christmas Eve and Boxing Day as home-hunters escaped from the cycle of wrapping presents, opening presents, cooking food, eating food, and slumping down in front of a movie and the Queen's Speech - around 30 per cent up on the number of 'Christmas escapees' recorded in 2012.
Stenson returns to world No4 after slumping down to No230 only 18 months ago.
Either people are just slumping down in front of the telly on a Sunday evening after a long day of frenzied activity or they are generally interested in finding out about stories making news in the countryside.
St Lucia's Tourism Minister Allan Chastanet has revealed that he was disappointed by the show, with Winehouse boozing on stage and then slumping down on to a speaker, but he is still supporting her.
'When he got in he simply sat on a bed where the occupants saw him slouching and slumping down to one side.
"Jessica and Justin looked to be slumping down in their seats to avoid [Spears].
With yesterday's temperatures slumping down to around 12C (53F),and coats going back on, trippers instead ventured to indoor attractions, although some braved the beaches.
The research proved a number of domestic brands have been hit in the past year with Pat the Baker, Galtee and Shaws slumping down the list.