slump verb

1 decrease suddenly

ADV. badly, disastrously, dramatically, heavily Oil prices have slumped quite badly in recent months.

PREP. by Profits slumped by 70 per cent. | from, to Shares in the company slumped from £2.75 to £1.54.

2 fall/sit down suddenly and heavily

ADV. a little | dejectedly | forward sitting with her head slumped forward | back, down

PREP. against He slumped against the wall. | in She slumped back in her seat. | into He slumped down into a chair. | over She slumped dejectedly over the wheel.

PHRASES be found slumped … He was found slumped in a pool of blood by security guards. | lie/sit slumped …