slump


slump
01. The old man [slumped] in his chair as he fell asleep.
02. Government popularity has [slumped] to its lowest level in years.
03. When I was little, my mom took us kids to visit my dad at work, and when we walked into his office, he was [slumped] behind his desk, fast asleep.
04. The goalie is in a bit of a [slump], and needs to have a good game to get his confidence back.
05. Profits have [slumped] somewhat this quarter.
06. The [slump] in property values has meant that housing sales are going up as prices go down.
07. Baseball star Johnny Bench once remarked that [slumps] are like a soft bed; they're easy to get into, and hard to get out of.
08. The pitcher is in a bit of a [slump], and can't seem to pitch a good game.
09. The victim was [slumped] over his desk with a knife in his back.
10. He [slumped] over his desk with fatigue after having to work for 16 hours straight.
11. Economic progress in the country has been badly hurt by [slumping] oil prices.
12. In 1929, the stock market crashed, causing a 10-year financial [slump] that had serious effects on the economies of all the Western democracies.
13. In the past few years, the Japanese art of sumo wrestling has lost some of its popularity, a [slump] which many believe is due to the [slump] in the economy.
14. Cuba paid high prices for oil imports in the face of [slumping] prices in the key sugar and nickel industries in 2000.
15. Although Luxembourg has suffered from the global economic [slump], the country has maintained a fairly strong growth rate.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(as in walking on snow),


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