Definition of Bump

1. Noun. A lump on the body caused by a blow.

Generic synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Injury, Trauma



2. Verb. Knock against with force or violence. "My car bumped into the tree"
Exact synonyms: Knock
Generic synonyms: Collide With, Hit, Impinge On, Run Into, Strike
Also: Bump Into, Knock About, Knock Against
Derivative terms: Bumper

3. Noun. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings. "The bony excrescence between its horns"

4. Verb. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with. "They bump the money in the closet"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"
Exact synonyms: Chance, Encounter, Find, Happen
Derivative terms: Encounter, Find, Finder

5. Noun. An impact (as from a collision). "The bump threw him off the bicycle"
Exact synonyms: Blow
Generic synonyms: Impact
Specialized synonyms: Jar, Jolt, Jounce, Shock, Concussion, Rap, Strike, Tap, Bang, Bash, Belt, Knock, Smash, Buffeting, Pounding, Sideswipe, Slap, Smack
Derivative terms: Bumpy

6. Verb. Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward. "They bump "; "Bump and grind"

7. Verb. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank. "He was broken down to Sergeant"
Exact synonyms: Break, Demote, Kick Downstairs, Relegate
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Specialized synonyms: Sideline, Reduce
Also: Bump Off
Derivative terms: Demotion, Relegation
Antonyms: Promote

8. Verb. Remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied. "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
Exact synonyms: Dislodge
Specialized synonyms: Throw
Generic synonyms: Displace
Derivative terms: Dislodgement

Definition of Bump

1. v. t. To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.

2. v. i. To come in violent contact with something; to thump.

3. n. A thump; a heavy blow.

4. v. i. To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.

5. n. The noise made by the bittern.

Definition of Bump

1. Noun. A light blow or jolting collision. ¹

2. Noun. The sound of such a collision. ¹

3. Noun. A protuberance on a level surface. ¹

4. Noun. A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury. ¹

5. Noun. (rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead. ¹

6. Noun. The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman. ¹

7. Noun. (Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads. ¹

8. Noun. A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) A dose of the drug ketamine, when taken recreationally. ¹

10. Verb. To knock against or run into with a jolt. ¹

11. Verb. (Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads. ¹

12. Verb. (chemistry of a superheated liquid) To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To move the time of a scheduled event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bump

1. to knock against [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Bump

1. 1. A thump; a heavy blow. 2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance. "It had upon its brow A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone." (Shak) 3. One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness." 4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following. Origin: From Bump to strike, to thump. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bump

bummel
bummels
bummers
bummery
bummest
bummies
bumming
bummle
bummled
bummles
bummling
bummock
bummocks
bummy
bump (current term)
bump-and-grind
bump-mapped
bump-n'-grind
bump-off
bump around
bump ball
bump cap
bump caps
bump into
bump key
bump keys
bump mapping
bump n' grind

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