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lump

lump

 
 
pronunciation:
luhmp
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mass or pile, esp. a small one.
a lump of clay
synonyms:
gob, gobbet
similar words:
chunk, clod, clump, mass, nub
definition 2: a bump or swelling, as on the body.
synonyms:
bump, protuberance, swelling
similar words:
bulge, bunch, excrescence, growth, neoplasm, node, nodule, tumor
definition 3: a small cube of white sugar, used esp. to sweeten hot drinks.
synonyms:
sugar
similar words:
cube
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in a single unit.
a lump payment
similar words:
aggregate, total
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lumped, lumping, lumps
definition 1: to gather into or consider as a single whole (often fol. by together).
He lumps all socialists together, as if their views were identical.
synonyms:
combine, merge, unite
similar words:
accumulate, amass, assemble, blend, bunch, collect, fuse, gather, mix, pool, unify
definition 2: to cause to be formed into a lump or lumps.
similar words:
clot, coagulate, congeal
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come to have or be formed into a lump or lumps.
similar words:
clot, coagulate, congeal
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