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English noun: lump

1. lump (group) a compact mass

SamplesA ball of mud caught him on the shoulder.

Synonymsball, chunk, clod, clump, glob

Broader (hypernym)agglomeration

Narrower (hyponym)clew, clot, coagulum, gob

2. lump (state) an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

Synonymspuffiness, swelling

Broader (hypernym)enlargement, symptom

Narrower (hyponym)bloat, bunion, dropsy, edema, haematocele, haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele, hydrops, intumescence, intumescency, iridoncus, lymphogranuloma, oedema, oscheocele, oscheocoele, spermatocele, tumidity, tumidness

3. lump (person) an awkward stupid person

Synonymsclod, gawk, goon, lout, lubber, lummox, oaf, stumblebum

Broader (hypernym)clumsy person

4. lump (object) a large piece of something without definite shape

SamplesA hunk of bread.
A lump of coal.


Broader (hypernym)part, piece

Narrower (hyponym)nodule, nugget

English verb: lump

1. lump (contact) put together indiscriminately

SamplesLump together all the applicants.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up

2. lump (cognition) group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Synonymschunk, collocate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)group

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