slump

slump
/slʌmp/ noun
1. a rapid fall
the slump in the value of the pound
We experienced a slump in sales or a slump in profits.
The pound’s slump on the foreign exchange markets.
2. a period of economic collapse with high unemployment and loss of trade
We are experiencing slump conditions.
verb
to fall fast
Profits have slumped.
The pound slumped on the foreign exchange markets.

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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Synonyms:
(as in walking on snow),


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