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English noun: clump

1. clump (group) a grouping of a number of similar things

SamplesA bunch of trees.
A cluster of admirers.

Synonymsbunch, cluster, clustering

Broader (hypernym)agglomeration

Narrower (hyponym)knot, swad, tuft, tussock

Instance hyponymNorthern Cross, Omega Centauri, Pleiades

2. clump (group) a compact mass

SamplesA ball of mud caught him on the shoulder.

Synonymsball, chunk, clod, glob, lump

Broader (hypernym)agglomeration

Narrower (hyponym)clew, clot, coagulum, gob

3. clump (event) a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

Synonymsclunk, thud, thump, thumping

Broader (hypernym)sound

English verb: clump

1. clump (perception) make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground

Synonymsclop, clunk, plunk

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. clump (motion) come together as in a cluster or flock

SamplesThe poets constellate in this town every summer.

ExamplesThe crowds clump in the streets

Synonymscluster, constellate, flock

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

Narrower (hyponym)bunch, bunch together, bunch up, huddle, huddle together

3. clump (motion) walk clumsily

ExamplesThe crowds clump in the streets, The streets clump with crowds


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)walk

4. clump (contact) gather or cause to gather into a cluster

SamplesShe bunched her fingers into a fist.

Synonymsbunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)form

Narrower (hyponym)agglomerate

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