1. fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

    Synonyms : fall off, sink
    Type Of : drop
  2. assume a drooping posture or carriage

    Synonyms : slouch
    Type Of : swag, droop, flag, sag
  3. a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

    Synonyms : drop-off, falling off, falloff, slack
    Type Of : worsening, deterioration, declension, decline in quality
    Examples :
    • the team went into a slump
  4. go down in value

    Synonyms : correct, decline
    Type Of : come down, fall, go down, descend
    Examples :
    • prices slumped
  5. fall or sink heavily

    Synonyms : sink, slide down
    Type Of : fall in, founder, give, give way, cave in, collapse, break
    Examples :
    • He slumped onto the couch
  6. a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

    Synonyms : depression, economic crisis
    Type Of : economic condition, crisis


  1. come into rough contact with while moving

    Synonyms : jostle
    Type Of : push, force
  2. press or force

    Synonyms : squeeze, stuff, thrust
    Type Of : force, push
  3. push roughly

    Type Of : force, push
    Examples :
    • the people pushed and shoved to get in line
  4. the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)

    Type Of : pushing, push
    Examples :
    • he gave the door a shove


  1. convulsive gasp made while weeping

    Synonyms : sob
    Type Of : crying, tears, weeping


  1. a small drink

    Type Of : deglutition, drink, swallow
  2. drink in sips

    Type Of : drink, imbibe
    Examples :
    • She was sipping her tea


  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    Type Of : go, locomote, travel, move
  2. wander from a direct course or at random

    Synonyms : drift, err
    Type Of : locomote, move, travel, go
    Examples :
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
  3. not close together in time

    Synonyms : isolated
    Examples :
    • a few stray crumbs
  4. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

    Synonyms : digress, divagate, wander
    Type Of : tell
  5. an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)

    Type Of : domestic animal, domesticated animal
  6. (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home

    Examples :
    • a stray calf
    • a stray dog


  1. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

    Synonyms : spartan
    Examples :
    • a parent severe to the pitch of hostility
    • a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien
  2. severely simple

    Synonyms : austere, stark, stern
  3. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

    Synonyms : terrible, wicked
    Examples :
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
  4. very strong or vigorous

    Synonyms : hard, knockout
    Examples :
    • a severe blow
  5. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

    Synonyms : dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious
    Examples :
    • a severe case of pneumonia
  6. very bad in degree or extent

    Examples :
    • a severe worldwide depression
    • the house suffered severe damage


  1. shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

    Synonyms : grave, sculpture
    Type Of : carve
    Examples :
    • She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband
  2. create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

    Synonyms : sculpture
    Type Of : work, forge, form, mold, mould, shape
    Examples :
    • sculpt a swan out of a block of ice


  1. the ability to meet maturing obligations as they come due

    Antonyms : insolvency
    Type Of : financial condition


  1. having an oblique or slanting direction or position

    Synonyms : skewed
    Examples :
    • the picture was skew
  2. turn or place at an angle

    Antonyms : align
    Type Of : reorient
    Examples :
    • the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed


  1. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    Synonyms : rigorous, tight
    Examples :
    • stringent safety measures