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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


Synonymsclomp


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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