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hump

hump

 
pronunciation:
huhmp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
over the hump
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a rounded projection or bulge, esp. a fleshy one, as is found on the back of a camel or on the back of a person who has a spinal deformity.
 
definition 2: a low, rounded mound of earth; knoll.
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phrase: over the hump
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: humped, humping, humps
definition 1: to lift or bend (the back) upward.
definition 2: (vulgar slang) to have sexual intercourse with.
similar words:
ball
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rise into a hump; bulge upward.
definition 2: (slang) to hurry or exert oneself (sometimes fol. by it).
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