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Lump vs. Bump

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Lumpnoun

Something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound or mass of no particular shape.

‘Stir the gravy until there are no more lumps.’; ‘a lump of coal; a lump of clay; a lump of cheese’;

Bumpnoun

A light blow or jolting collision.

Lumpnoun

A group, set, or unit.

‘The money arrived all at once as one big lump sum payment.’;

Bumpnoun

The sound of such a collision.

Lumpnoun

A small, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.

‘Do you want one lump or two with your coffee?’;

Bumpnoun

A protuberance on a level surface.

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Lumpnoun

A dull or lazy person.

‘Don't just sit there like a lump.’;

Bumpnoun

A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.

Lumpnoun

A beating or verbal abuse.

‘He's taken his lumps over the years.’;

Bumpnoun

One of the protuberances on the cranium which, in phrenology, are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind.

‘the bump of veneration; the bump of acquisitiveness’;

Lumpnoun

A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.

Bumpnoun

(rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.

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Lumpnoun

A kind of fish, the lumpsucker.

Bumpnoun

The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.

Lumpverb

To treat as a single unit; to group together in a casual or chaotic manner.

‘People tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures.’;

Bumpnoun

(Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Lumpnoun

A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore.

Bumpnoun

A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.

‘US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.’;

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Lumpnoun

A mass or aggregation of things.

Bumpnoun

(slang) A dose of a drug such as ketamine or cocaine, when snorted recreationally.

Lumpnoun

A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.

‘They may buy them in the lump.’;

Bumpnoun

The noise made by the bittern; a boom.

Lumpverb

To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars.

‘The expenses ought to be lumped together.’;

Bumpnoun

A disco dance in which partners rhythmically bump each other's hips together.

Lumpverb

To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.

‘Not forgetting all others, . . . whom for brevity, but out of no resentment to you, I lump all together.’;

Bumpnoun

In skipping, a single jump over two consecutive turns of the rope.

Lumpverb

To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if he doesn't like it, he can lump it.

Bumpnoun

(uncountable) A coarse cotton fabric.

Lumpnoun

a large piece of something without definite shape;

‘a hunk of bread’; ‘a lump of coal’;

Bumpnoun

A training match for a fighting dog.

Lumpnoun

a compact mass;

‘a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder’;

Bumpnoun

The jaw of either of the middle pockets.

Lumpnoun

abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Bumpnoun

Music, especially played over speakers at loud volume with strong bass frequency response.

Lumpnoun

an awkward stupid person

Bumpverb

To knock against or run into with a jolt.

Lumpverb

put together indiscriminately;

‘lump together all the applicants’;

Bumpverb

To move up or down by a step.

‘I bumped the font size up to make my document easier to read.’;

Lumpverb

group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Bumpverb

(Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Lumpnoun

a compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape

‘there was a lump of ice floating in the milk’;

Bumpverb

To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.

Lumpnoun

a swelling under the skin, especially one caused by injury or disease

‘he was unhurt apart from a huge lump on his head’;

Bumpverb

(transitive) To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.

Lumpnoun

a small cube of sugar.

Bumpverb

(transitive) To move the time of a scheduled event.

Lumpnoun

a heavy, ungainly, or slow-witted person

‘I won't stand a chance against a big lump like you’;

Bumpverb

(archaic) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise; to boom.

Lumpnoun

the state of being self-employed and paid without deduction of tax, especially in the building industry

‘‘Working?’ ‘Only on the lump, here and there’’; ‘lump labour’;

Bumpverb

To spread out material so as to fill any desired number of pages.

Lumpverb

put in an indiscriminate mass or group; treat as alike without regard for particulars

‘Nigel didn't like being lumped in with prisoners’; ‘Hong Kong and Bangkok tend to be lumped together in holiday brochures’;

Bumpinterjection

(internet) Posted in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Lumpverb

(in taxonomy) classify plants or animals in relatively inclusive groups, disregarding minor variations

‘many arguments are based on one side lumping and the other splitting’;

Bumpverb

To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.

Lumpverb

carry (a heavy load) somewhere with difficulty

‘the coalman had to lump one-hundredweight sacks right through the house’;

Bumpverb

To come in violent contact with something; to thump.

Lumpverb

accept or tolerate a disagreeable situation whether one likes it or not

‘you can like it or lump it but I've got to work’;

Bumpverb

To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.

‘As a bittern bumps within a reed.’;

Bumpnoun

A thump; a heavy blow.

Bumpnoun

A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.

‘It had upon its browA bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.’;

Bumpnoun

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."

Bumpnoun

The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following.

Bumpnoun

The noise made by the bittern.

Bumpnoun

a lump on the body caused by a blow

Bumpnoun

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form

Bumpnoun

an impact (as from a collision);

‘the bump threw him off the bicycle’;

Bumpverb

knock against with force or violence;

‘My car bumped into the tree’;

Bumpverb

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’;

Bumpverb

dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward;

‘bump and grind’;

Bumpverb

assign to a lower position; reduce in rank;

‘She was demoted because she always speaks up’; ‘He was broken down to Sargeant’;

Bumpverb

remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied;

‘The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space’;

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