a lump on the body caused by a blow
bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence(noun)
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"
an impact (as from a collision)
"the bump threw him off the bicycle"
knock against with force or violence
"My car bumped into the tree"
find, happen, chance, bump, encounter(verb)
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"
dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
"bump and grind"
demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs(verb)
assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
"She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"
remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
"The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
A light blow or jolting collision.
The sound of such a collision.
A protuberance on a level surface.
A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.
(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.
The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.
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.
A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.
US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.
A dose of the drug ketamine, when taken recreationally.
To knock against or run into with a jolt.
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.
To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.
To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.
To move the time of a scheduled event.
Origin: From Early Modern English bump, probably of origin. Compare bump, bumpe, Old bumpe. Apparently related to bumben, bummen, bommen, bummen, bumba, probably of imitative origin. More at bum, bumble. Compare also bomb.
to strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall
to come in violent contact with something; to thump
a thump; a heavy blow
a swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance
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."
the act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following
to make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom
the noise made by the bittern
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bump, v.i. to make a heavy or loud noise.—v.t. to strike with a dull sound: to strike against: to overtake and impinge upon the stern or side of a boat by the boat following, the bumper consequently taking the place of the bumped in rank—also 'to make a bump:' to spread out material in printing so as to fill any desired number of pages.—n. a dull heavy blow: a thump: a lump caused by a blow, one of the protuberances on the surface of the skull confidently associated by phrenologists with certain distinct qualities or propensities of the mind, hence colloquially for organ: the noise of the bittern.—n. Bump′er, a cup or glass filled to the brim for drinking a toast: anything large or generous in measure: a crowded house at a theatre or concert.—adj. as in a 'bumper house.'—v.i. to drink bumpers.—n. Bumpol′ogy, phrenology.—adj. Bump′y. [Onomatopœic.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Synonym for increment. Has the same meaning as C's ++ operator. Used esp. of counter variables, pointers, and index dummies in for, while, and do-while loops.
To request a social media group advertisement post to be moved to the top of the group page.
In some social media group selling pages, you can request your advertisement to be moved to the top of the group page, you simply type "bump" and the administrator moves it up to the top of the page.
The numerical value of BUMP in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of BUMP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The civi service is a place where, in the stairs, those who arrive late bump into those who leave early!
Living in the past is a dull and lonely business looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
If half of this took place in the OECD, stocks there would approach 2,900 million barrel and possibly bump against storage capacity limits.
Be careful out there. There are things that go bump in the night. Actually, there are things that go 'Give me your wallet or I'll kill you' in the night.
There is no stigma to deal-jumping any more, companies have greater confidence and can withstand a bump in the road because there is less uncertainty on their prospects.
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Translations for BUMP
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- издутина, цицина, сблъскванеBulgarian
- Delle, Plumps, Stoß, Beule, Schlag, Unebenheit, Bodenwelle, BumsGerman
- chichón, cototo, bulto, tolondroSpanish
- bosse, bourrade, ballon, saillie, boumFrench
- pancione, colpetto, bozzo, protuberanza, gonfiore, gnocco, bottaItalian
- botsing, bult, builDutch
- kulNorwegian Nynorsk
- brzuch, wybój, bum, stłuczka, guz, łupPolish
- inchaço, saliência, protuberância, estrondo, galoPortuguese
- колдобина, удар, шишка, опухоль, ухаб, выпуклость, столкновениеRussian
- çarpma, şişlik, yumru, küt, tümsek, vuruş, şişTurkish
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