(Slum"brous) a. Slumberous. Keats.
(Slum"ming), vb. n. Visiting slums.
(Slump) n. [Cf. D. slomp a mass, heap, Dan. slump a quantity, and E. slump, v.t.] The gross
amount; the mass; the lump. [Scot.]
(Slump), v. t. [Cf. Lump; also Sw. slumpa to bargain for the lump.] To lump; to throw into a
These different groups . . . are exclusively slumped together under that sense.Sir W. Hamilton.
(Slump), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slumping.] [Scot. slump a dull noise
produced by something falling into a hole, a marsh, a swamp.] 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.Barrow.
1. A boggy place. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
2. The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place. [Scot.]
(Slump"y) a. Easily broken through; boggy; marshy; swampy. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] Bartlett.
Slung shot, a metal ball of small size, with a string attached, used by ruffians for striking.
(Slung) imp. & p. p. of Sling.
(Slunk) imp. & p. p. of Slink.
(Slur) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slurred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slurring ] [Cf. OE. sloor mud, clay, Icel. slra,
slora, to trail or drag one's self along, D. sleuren, sloren, to train, to drag, to do negligently and slovenly,
D. sloor, sloerie, a sluttish girl.]
1. To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace. Cudworth.
2. To disparage; to traduce. Tennyson.
3. To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
With periods, points, and tropes, he slurs his crimes.Dryden.
4. To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick. [R.]
To slur men of what they fought for.Hudibras.
5. To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables.
6. (Mus.) To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several
notes or tones. Busby.
7. (Print.) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.