bump

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[Bump]

A bump is an area that bulges out, like a pregnant woman's stomach. To bump someone is to knock into them.

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

Noun
an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"

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

Noun
a lump on the body caused by a blow

Verb
knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"

Verb
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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Verb
dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind"

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"

Verb
assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"


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

v. i.
To come in violent contact with something; to thump.

n.
A thump; a heavy blow.

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

n.
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."

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

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

n.
The noise made by the bittern.


Bump

Bump , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bumping.] [Cf. W. pwmp round mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang, and E. bum, v.i., boom to roar.] To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.

Bump

Bump, v. i. To come in violent contact with something; to thump. "Bumping and jumping." Southey.

Bump

Bump , n. [From Bump to strike, to thump.] 1. A thump; a heavy blow. 2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.
It had upon its brow A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.
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.] 4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]

Bump

Bump, v. i. [See Boom to roar.] To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.
As a bittern bumps within a reed.

Bump

Bump, n. The noise made by the bittern.

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.

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

The noise made by the bittern.

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Usage Examples

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie.

Living the past is a dull and lonely business looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.

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Other Usage Examples

They very seldom let me lose my cool. They made me like I was Polly Perfect, which was ridiculous so that when I bump into kids on the street they'd say 'I wish my Mom were like you.'

Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure.

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