Definitions for PUMPpʌmp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an apparatus or machine for raising, driving, exhausting, or compressing fluids or gases by means of a piston, plunger, or set of rotating vanes.
Category: Zoology, Anatomy
a biological system that supplies energy for the transport of molecular substances against a chemical gradient, as sodium and potassium ions across the cell membrane.
Category: Cell Biology
(v.t.)to raise or drive with a pump.
to force or inject like a pump or as if by using a pump:
The gangster pumped ten bullets into him.
to free from water or other liquid by means of a pump.
to operate or move by an up-and-down or back-and-forth action.
to question (someone) artfully or persistently so as to elicit information.
to elicit (information) by questioning.
(v.i.)to work a pump.
to operate as a pump does.
to move up and down like a pump handle.
to come out in spurts.
pump up, to inflate by pumping: to infuse with enthusiasm, competitive spirit, etc.
to pump up a tire.
Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary
Idioms for pump:
pump iron,to lift weights as an exercise or in competition.
Origin of pump:
1400–50; late ME pumpe (n.)
a lightweight, low-cut shoe without fastenings for women.
a slip-on black patent leather man's shoe for wear with formal dress.
Origin of pump:
1720–30; orig. uncert.
a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
heart, pump, ticker(noun)
the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
"he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
a low-cut shoe without fastenings
operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
"pump the gas pedal"
"pump bullets into the dummy"
draw or pour with a pump
supply in great quantities
"Pump money into a project"
move up and down
"The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
raise (gases or fluids) with a pump
"She pumped the witnesses for information"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a device that pushes liquid or gas into or out of sth
the water pump in the car's engine; a bicycle pump
to push liquid or gas somewhere using a pump
They pumped the waste into the ocean.
to move or make move up and down with a forceful rhythm
She pedaled uphill, her legs pumping furiously.; He pumped his fist and yelled, "We win!"
a low shoe with a thin sole
an hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston
to raise with a pump, as water or other liquid
to draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship
figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc
to work, or raise water, a pump
A pump is a device that moves fluids, or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action. Pumps can be classified into three major groups according to the method they use to move the fluid: direct lift, displacement, and gravity pumps. Pumps operate by some mechanism, and consume energy to perform mechanical work by moving the fluid. Pumps operate via many energy sources, including manual operation, electricity, engines, or wind power.
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Rank popularity for the word 'PUMP' in Nouns Frequency: #2274
Translations for PUMP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a machine for making water etc rise from under the ground
Every village used to have a pump from which everyone drew their water.
- bombaPortuguese (BR)
- die PumpeGerman
- पम्प, दमकलHindi
- szivattyú; kútHungarian
- (vatns)dæla, pumpaIcelandic
- vandensiurblis, siurblys, pompaLithuanian
- 泵Chinese (Trad.)
- پمپ، زمين سے پاني نکالنے کا کي مشينUrdu
- máy bơmVietnamese
- 泵Chinese (Simp.)
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