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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

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 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 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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Joe DiMaggio said that to get out of a slump, you need to keep swinging.
A total of 255 people consisting of 42 families have been residing the affected area in the crown region of the slump. Water-absorption related mass movement is evident in the area in the form of soil creep marked by tilted trees and electric poles (Fig.
This study found that causal attributions for a recent negative performance can predict an athlete's susceptibility to experiencing unexplained slumps in performance.
Adsorption of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) to basic cations and clay particles in the slump sediments was thought to be responsible for the observed shift from brown water in unaffected lakes to clear water in slump-affected lakes (Thompson et al., 2008).
But failing that, when the slump comes along, the next best lesson is to get back to the fundamentals.
Now the daily skive is a recognised problem - a 'slump' - I think we should be campaigning for workers' rights and ways to resolve the problem.
A slump, which derives from the Norwegian "slumpa," can lead to anguish, which often evolves into the Piniellian "kick the water cooler into submission."
Despite the regulated oversight from the lab, TestWell Craig of Ossining, the concrete just didn't look right when "slump" tests were done.
Many think that the tremendous slump in economic integration that began in 1913, and which wasn't overcome until about 1975, demonstrates that technology overrides politics.
Another points to slowed growth in primary markets: "The marine industry, for one, continues to be in a slump." He adds that this market has been hard hit by environmental regulations--particularly those concerning styrene monomer emissions.
MILLIONS of pounds was wiped off the value of the UK's biggest companies yesterday as share prices slumped amid fears of a recession.
Using a full-scale simulator, researchers have shown that just a small difference in soil density determines whether a landslide becomes a fast-moving killer or merely one that slowly slumps downhill.
These cushion you from the booms and slumps by adding bonuses steadily.
In places, this coating has slid downhill in speedy landslides and slower-moving slumps.