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pump1

pump1

 
 
pronunciation:
puhmp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a mechanical or biological device for compressing a fluid or gas, or moving it from one place to another, esp. through pipes or the like.
 
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pumped, pumping, pumps
definition 1: to move or compress (a fluid or gas) using or as if using a pump.
definition 2: by using a pump, to take away a fluid from (often fol. by out).
We pumped the tank dry.
definition 3: to cause to fill with gas by using a pump (often fol. by up).
She pumped up her football.
definition 4: to move with a rapid, repetitive back-and-forth or up-and-down motion.
He pumped the brake pedal to test the brakes.
definition 5: to discharge from or as if from a pump.
This machine pumps water from basements.
definition 6: to try persistently or subtly to get (someone) to reveal information, gossip, or the like.
definition 7: of cells, to move (molecules or ions) in an energy-inefficient direction.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to use a pump.
definition 2: to move or compress a fluid or gas using or as if using a pump.
definition 3: to make a rapid, repetitive back-and-forth or up-and-down motion.
definition 4: of a fluid, to emerge in a stream or in spurts.
derivations: pumplike (adj.), pumper (n.)
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