Slump vs Hump - What's the difference?

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Slump is a related term of hump.


As a verb slump

is (lb) to collapse heavily or helplessly.

As a noun slump

is a heavy or helpless collapse; a slouching or drooping posture; a period of poor activity or performance, especially an extended period.

As a proper noun hump is

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slump

English

Verb

  • (lb) To collapse heavily or helplessly.
  • *
  • *:“Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are'' pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling ''à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.”
  • (lb) To decline or fall off in activity or performance.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 29, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal , passage=The Gunners captain demonstrated his importance to the team by taking his tally to an outstanding 28 goals in 27 Premier League games as Chelsea slumped again after their shock defeat at QPR last week.}}
  • (lb) To slouch or droop.
  • (lb) To lump; to throw together messily.
  • * (1788-1856)
  • These different groupsare exclusively slumped together under that sense.
  • To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, a bog, etc.
  • * (Isaac Barrow) (1630-1677)
  • The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which unawares they may slump .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A heavy or helpless collapse; a slouching or drooping posture; a period of poor activity or performance, especially an extended period.
  • (Scotland, UK, dialect) A boggy place.
  • (Scotland) The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.
  • (Scotland) The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
  • Derived terms

    * slumplike

    Anagrams

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    hump

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia hump) (en noun)
  • A mound of earth.
  • A rounded mass, especially a fleshy mass such as on a camel.
  • A speed hump.
  • (rft-sense) A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
  • (slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
  • (British, slang) A bad mood.
  • get the hump''', have the '''hump''', take the '''hump .
  • (slang) A painfully boorish person.
  • That guy is such a hump !

    Synonyms

    * (abnormal deformity of the spine) gibbous, humpback, hunch, hunchback

    See also

    * over the hump * hump day * speed hump

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bend something into a hump.
  • (slang) To carry something, especially with some exertion.
  • (slang) To carry, especially with some exertion.
  • (intransitive) To dry-hump.
  • (slang) To have sex with.
  • (slang) To have sex.
  • Derived terms

    * dry-hump