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 bump bump

noun

  • an impact (as from a collision)  ( bump, blow )
    an impact (as from a collision)
     the bump threw him off the bicycle
    the bump threw him off the bicycle
  • something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings  ( bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, swelling, protuberance, bulge )
    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
     the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
     the hump of a camel
    the hump of a camel
     he stood on the rocky prominence
    he stood on the rocky prominence
     the occipital protuberance was well developed
    the occipital protuberance was well developed
     the bony excrescence between its horns
    the bony excrescence between its horns
  • a lump on the body caused by a blow  ( bump )
    a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • verb

  • () knock against with force or violence  ( bump, knock )
    knock against with force or violence
     My car bumped into the tree
    My car bumped into the tree
  • () dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward  ( bump )
    dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
     bump and grind
    bump and grind
  • () come upon, as if by accident; meet with  ( chance, happen, bump, encounter, find )
    come upon, as if by accident; meet with
     We find this idea in Plato
    We find this idea in Plato
     I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here
    I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here
     She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day
    She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day
  • remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied  ( bump, dislodge )
    remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
     The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space
    The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space
  • assign to a lower position; reduce in rank  ( break, bump, kick downstairs, demote, relegate )
    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
     She was demoted because she always speaks up
    She was demoted because she always speaks up
     He was broken down to Sergeant
    He was broken down to Sergeant