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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 knock out of place.
She tripped and bumped the statue off its pedestal.
similar words:
budge, dislodge, displace, push, shove
definition 3: 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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