Meaning of SLUMP in English

SLUMP

n. & v.

--n.

1. a sudden severe or prolonged fall in prices or values of commodities or securities.

2 a sharp or sudden decline in trade or business usu. bringing widespread unemployment.

3 a lessening of interest or commitment in a subject or undertaking.

--v.intr.

1. undergo a slump; fail; fall in price.

2 sit or fall heavily or limply (slumped into a chair).

3 lean or subside.

Etymology: 17th c., orig. 'sink in a bog': imit.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.