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bump

bump

pronunciation:
buhmp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
bump into
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bumped, bumping, bumps
definition 1: to collide with a moderately forceful impact; thump.
synonyms:
collide with, thump
similar words:
bang, crash into, hit, jolt, jostle, knock into, nudge, rap, smash into, strike, tap, wallop
definition 2: to cause to collide.
The two clowns bumped their heads together.
synonyms:
knock
similar words:
hit, rap, smash, tap
definition 3: to cause to be displaced as the result of a collision.
She bumped the statue off its pedestal.
similar words:
budge, dislodge, displace, push, shove
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to collide with a moderately forceful impact (often fol. by against or into).
I bumped into the door and hurt my nose.
synonyms:
knock
similar words:
collide, crash, hit, jar, jostle, smash, strike, thump
definition 2: to move along haltingly or in jerks.
The wheelbarrow bumped along across the field.
synonyms:
jog, jolt, jounce
similar words:
bounce, jerk, jiggle, lurch, rock, shake
phrase: bump into
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a collision of moderately forceful impact.
similar words:
bang, blow, clunk, collision, crash, hit, jostle, knock, smash, tap, thump, wallop
definition 2: a small swelling or raised area.
a bump on a tablea bump on the head
synonyms:
lump
similar words:
bulge, contusion, nodule, protuberance, swelling, tumescence
derivation: bumpingly (adv.)
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  • bumpy:
    covered with bumps.
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