Definitions for PUMPpʌmp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pump(noun)

    a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

  2. 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"

  3. pump(verb)

    a low-cut shoe without fastenings

  4. pump(verb)

    operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal

    "pump the gas pedal"

  5. pump(verb)

    deliver forth

    "pump bullets into the dummy"

  6. pump(verb)

    draw or pour with a pump

  7. pump(verb)

    supply in great quantities

    "Pump money into a project"

  8. pump(verb)

    flow intermittently

  9. pump(verb)

    move up and down

    "The athlete pumps weights in the gym"

  10. pump(verb)

    raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

  11. pump(verb)

    question persistently

    "She pumped the witnesses for information"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pump(noun)

    a low shoe with a thin sole

  2. Pump(noun)

    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

  3. Pump(verb)

    to raise with a pump, as water or other liquid

  4. Pump(verb)

    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

  5. Pump(verb)

    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

  6. Pump(verb)

    to work, or raise water, a pump

Freebase

  1. 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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PUMP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4711

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PUMP' in Nouns Frequency: #2274


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