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bump    : [b'ʌmp]
Bump \Bump\, v. i. [See {Boom} to roar.]
To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to
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As a bittern bumps within a reed. --Dryden.
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Bump \Bump\, n.
The noise made by the bittern.
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Bump \Bump\ (b[u^]mp; 215), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bumped}
(b[u^]mpt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bumping}.] [Cf. W. pwmp round
mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang, and E. bum, v. i., boom to
To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to
thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
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Bump \Bump\, v. i.
To come in violent contact with something; to thump. "Bumping
and jumping." --Southey.
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Bump \Bump\, n. [From {Bump} to strike, to thump.]
1. A thump; a heavy blow.
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2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a
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It had upon its brow
A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone. --Shak.
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3. (Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are
associated with distinct faculties or affections of the
mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of
"acquisitiveness." [Colloq.]
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4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with
the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]
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n 1: a lump on the body caused by a blow
2: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from
its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious
bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky
prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed";
"the bony excrescence between its horns" [synonym: {bulge},
{bump}, {hump}, {swelling}, {gibbosity}, {gibbousness},
{jut}, {prominence}, {protuberance}, {protrusion},
{extrusion}, {excrescence}]
3: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the
bicycle" [synonym: {blow}, {bump}]
v 1: knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into
the tree" [synonym: {bump}, {knock}]
2: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea
in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not
very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in
the bookstore the other day" [synonym: {find}, {happen},
{chance}, {bump}, {encounter}]
3: dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward;
"bump and grind"
4: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted
because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to
Sergeant" [synonym: {demote}, {bump}, {relegate}, {break}, {kick
downstairs}] [ant: {advance}, {elevate}, {kick upstairs},
{promote}, {raise}, {upgrade}]
5: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously
occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her
office space" [synonym: {dislodge}, {bump}]

460 Moby Thesaurus words for "bump":
CAT, abase, abasement, ability, aerospace, aerosphere, air hole,
air pocket, airspace, appulse, aptness, assassinate, assault, bang,
bang into, bear, bear upon, bearing, bent, bilge, blain, bleb,
blister, blob, blow, bob, bobble, boil, boost, boot, boss, bounce,
bow, break, brunt, bubble, buck, buffet, bulb, bulge, bull, bulla,
bulldoze, bulldozing, bulling, bump against, bump into, bump off,
bunch, bunion, bunt, burl, burst, bust, butt, butt against, button,
cahot, caliber, can, cannon, capability, capacity, carambole,
carbuncle, carom, carom into, cashier, casting down, ceiling,
chance, chatter, chine, chink, chuckhole, clap, clash, click,
clink, clop, clump, clunk, collide, collision, colophon,
come across, come into collision, concavity, concuss, concussion,
condyle, confront each other, convex, convexity, corn, crack,
crack up, crack-up, cram, crash, crash into, crosswind, crowd,
crump, crunch, cyst, dactylogram, dactylograph, dash into, debase,
debasement, defrock, degradation, degrade, degrading, dement,
demote, demotion, dent, deplume, depluming, depose, deprive,
destroy, didder, dig, dilatation, dilation, dint, disbar,
discharge, disemploy, disgrade, disgrading, dismiss, dispatch,
displace, displume, displuming, distension, dither, do away with,
do in, dowel, dower, downgrade, downgrading, dowry, drive,
drum out, dull thud, ear, edema, elbow, eliminate, embossment,
empty space, encounter, endowment, equipment, excrescence, execute,
expel, faculty, fall foul of, falter, favorable wind, fingerprint,
fire, flair, flange, flap, flick, flop, flump, fog, footmark,
footprint, footstep, force, forte, fossil footprint, foul, front,
furlough, furuncle, gall, genius, gift, give the ax, give the gate,
gnarl, goad, grimace, hammering, handle, have an ague, head,
head wind, high-pressure area, hill, hit, hit against, hole,
humble, humbling, hump, hunch, hurt, hurtle, hustle, ice, ichnite,
ichnolite, impact, impinge, impingement, impress, impression,
imprint, indent, indentation, indention, instinct, intumescence,
ionosphere, jab, jactitate, jam, jar, jerk, jetstream, jig, jigget,
jiggle, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jounce, jump, kick,
kick upstairs, kill, knack, knob, knock, knock against, knot, knur,
knurl, lay off, let go, let out, light, lip, liquidate, long suit,
loop, low-pressure area, lower, luck, lump, make redundant,
makings, mauling, meet, meeting, metier, mole, mountain, mudhole,
murder, natural endowment, natural gift, nevus, nub, nubbin,
nubble, nudge, onslaught, overcast, pad, papilloma, parts, pat,
patter, paw print, pawmark, peg, pension off, percuss, percussion,
pile drive, pimple, pitapat, pitter-patter, plump, plunk, pock,
pocket, poke, pop, potential, pothole, power, powers, press,
pressure, print, prod, protuberance, pug, pugmark, punch, push,
pustule, put away, quake, qualification, quaver, quiver, ram,
ram down, ramming, rap, rattle, read out of, reduce, reduction,
release, remove, replace, report, retire, rib, rictus, ridge, ring,
rising, roughness, rub out, run, run across, run against, run into,
rut, sack, seal, sebaceous cyst, separate forcibly, shake, shiver,
shock, shoulder, shove, shudder, sideswipe, sigil, signet, slam,
slam into, slap, slat, sledgehammering, smack, smack into, smash,
smash into, smash up, smash-up, smashing, soup, space, speciality,
spine, splat, stamp, step, stratosphere, stress, strike,
strike against, strip, strip of rank, stripping of rank,
strong flair, strong point, stud, stumble, style, substratosphere,
superannuate, surplus, suspend, swap, swell, swelling, swollenness,
tab, tail wind, talent, talents, tamp, tap, the goods, the stuff,
thrust, thrusting, thud, thumbmark, thumbprint, thump, thwack, tic,
tick, tinkle, tremble, tremor, tropopause, troposphere, trough,
tubercle, tubercule, tumble, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity,
tumor, tunk, turbulence, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, turn,
turn off, turn out, twitch, twitter, unfrock, verruca, vesicle,
vestige, vibrate, visibility, visibility zero, wale, wallop, wart,
waste, welt, wen, whack, wham, whap, what it takes, whomp, whop,
wipe out, wobble

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  • bump Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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  • Bump definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    A bump is a minor injury or swelling that you get if you bump into something or if something hits you She fell against our coffee table and got a large bump on her forehead 4
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    Word History: English is derived from England, one would think But in fact the language name is found long before the country name The latter first appears as Englaland around the year 1000 and means "the land of the Engle," that is, the Angles
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