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clump

clump

 
 
pronunciation:
kluhmp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dense grouping, as of trees.
There's a clump of willows by the edge of the lake.
synonyms:
knot, thicket, tuft
similar words:
aggregation, batch, bunch, cluster, copse, group, grove, shock
definition 2: a thick lump or mass.
Large clumps of dirt came off his boots.
synonyms:
lump, mass
similar words:
agglutination, chunk, clod, glob, gob, nugget, wad
definition 3: a heavy, dull, striking sound; thump.
I was startled by the clump of a heavy branch falling on the roof.
synonyms:
thump
similar words:
clunk, plump, thud
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: clumped, clumping, clumps
definition 1: to gather in dense groups.
Bamboo plants tend to clump.
similar words:
cluster, group, lump
definition 2: to walk with heavy, dull noises.
He clumped down the stairs in his heavy work boots.
synonyms:
clomp, thump
similar words:
clunk, lumber, plod, stamp, stomp, stump, thud, tramp
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to gather or place (things) in a dense grouping.
The landscapers decided to clump several birch trees at the southern end of the property.
similar words:
aggregate, bunch, cluster, group, lump, shock
derivations: clumpish (adj.), clumpy (adj.)
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