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bump

bump

 
pronunciation:
buhmp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
bump into
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bumped, bumping, bumps
definition 1: to knock against or hit, often by accident.
Our car bumped the car parked in front of it.
synonyms:
collide with, thump
similar words:
bang, crash into, hit, jolt, jostle, knock into, nudge, rap, smash into, strike, tap
definition 2: to make a somewhat forceful impact with something or someone (often fol. by "against" or "into").
Sam's dad backed the car too fast and bumped into the car parked behind him.The dog's tail bumped against the leg of the table.
synonyms:
knock
similar words:
collide, crash, hit, jar, jostle, smash, strike, thump
definition 3: to cause (something) to make a moderately forceful impact.
Mark fell off his bike and bumped his head against a tree.
similar words:
hit, rap, smash, tap
definition 4: to knock out of place.
She tripped and bumped the statue off its pedestal.
similar words:
budge, dislodge, displace, push, shove
definition 5: to move along with jerks or jolts.
The wheelbarrow bumped along across the field.
synonyms:
jolt
similar words:
bounce, jerk, lurch, rock, shake
phrase: bump into
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a knock or blow.
He received a nasty bump on the head.
similar words:
bang, blow, collision, crash, hit, jostle, knock, smash, tap, thump
definition 2: a small swelling or raised area.
The bump on her arm was a mosquito bite.Watch out for the bump in the road!
synonyms:
lump
similar words:
bulge, swelling
derivation: bumpingly (adv.)
Word Builder: bump +
  • bumpy:
    covered with bumps.
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