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Landslide vs. Slump — What's the Difference?

Landslide vs. Slump — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Landslide and Slump

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Landslide

The term landslide or, less frequently, landslip, refers to several forms of mass wasting that may include a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep-seated slope failures, mudflows, and debris flows. Landslides occur in a variety of environments, characterized by either steep or gentle slope gradients, from mountain ranges to coastal cliffs or even underwater, in which case they are called submarine landslides.

Slump

To fall or sink heavily; collapse
She slumped, exhausted, onto the sofa.

Landslide

The downward sliding of a relatively dry mass of earth and rock.

Slump

To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch.

Landslide

The mass that slides. Also called landslip.
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Slump

To decline suddenly; fall off
Business slumped after the holidays.

Landslide

A percentage of votes greatly exceeding the required margin of victory.

Slump

To perform poorly or inadequately
The team has been slumping for a month.

Landslide

An election that sweeps a party or candidate into office.

Slump

To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.

Landslide

A great victory.

Slump

To slide down or spread out thickly, as mud or fresh concrete.

Landslide

A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.

Slump

The act or an instance of slumping.

Landslide

A vote won by a wide or overwhelming majority.
The candidate won by a landslide.

Slump

A drooping or slouching posture
Read defeat in the slump of his shoulders.

Landslide

To undergo a landslide.

Slump

A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business
A stock market slump.
A slump in farm prices.

Landslide

The slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc.

Slump

An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity
A slump in a batting average.

Landslide

The land which slips down.

Slump

See grunt.

Landslide

An election victory in which the winning candidate receives a substantial majority of the votes, usually meaning at least ten per cent more than any opposing candidate.

Slump

(intransitive) To collapse heavily or helplessly.
Exhausted, he slumped down onto the sofa.

Landslide

Any overwhelming victory.

Slump

(intransitive) To decline or fall off in activity or performance.
Real estate prices slumped during the recession.

Landslide

An overwhelming electoral victory;
Roosevelt defeated Hoover in a landslide

Slump

(intransitive) To slouch or droop.

Landslide

A slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff

Slump

(transitive) To lump; to throw together messily.

Slump

To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, a bog, etc.

Slump

To cause to collapse; to hit hard; to render unsconscious; to kill.

Slump

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

Slump

A period when a person goes without the expected amount of sex or dating.

Slump

A measure of the fluidity of freshly mixed concrete, based on how much the concrete formed in a standard slump cone sags when the cone is removed.

Slump

A boggy place.

Slump

(Scotland) The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.

Slump

(Scotland) The gross amount; the mass; the lump.

Slump

A cobbler-like dessert cooked on a stove.
A blackberry slump

Slump

The gross amount; the mass; the lump.

Slump

A boggy place.

Slump

The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.

Slump

A falling or declining, esp. suddenly and markedly; a falling off; as, a slump in trade, in stock market prices, in a batter's average, etc.

Slump

To lump; to throw into a mess.
These different groups . . . are exclusively slumped together under that sense.

Slump

To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person.
The latter walk on a bottomless quag, into which unawares they may slump.

Slump

To slide or slip on a declivity, so that the motion is perceptible; - said of masses of earth or rock.

Slump

To undergo a slump, or sudden decline or falling off; as, the stock slumped ten points.

Slump

A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality;
The team went into a slump
A gradual slack in output
A drop-off in attendance
A falloff in quality

Slump

A long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

Slump

Assume a drooping posture or carriage

Slump

Fall or sink heavily;
He slumped onto the couch
My spirits sank

Slump

Fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly;
The real estate market fell off

Slump

Go down in value;
The stock market corrected
Prices slumped

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