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English noun: bump

1. bump (state) a lump on the body caused by a blow


Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

2. bump (shape) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings


SamplesThe gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge.
The hump of a camel.
He stood on the rocky prominence.
The occipital protuberance was well developed.
The bony excrescence between its horns.


Synonymsbulge, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling


Broader (hypernym)projection


Narrower (hyponym)belly, caput, frontal eminence, mogul, nub, nubble, occipital protuberance, snag, wart

3. bump (event) an impact (as from a collision)


SamplesThe bump threw him off the bicycle.


Synonymsblow


Broader (hypernym)impact


Narrower (hyponym)bang, bash, belt, buffeting, concussion, jar, jolt, jounce, knock, pounding, rap, shock, sideswipe, slap, smack, smash, strike, tap


English verb: bump

1. bump (contact) knock against with force or violence


SamplesMy car bumped into the tree.


Synonymsknock


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


Broader (hypernym)collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike

2. bump (possession) come upon, as if by accident; meet with


SamplesWe find this idea in Plato.
I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here.
She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day.


Synonymschance, encounter, find, happen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

3. bump (motion) dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward


SamplesBump and grind.


ExamplesThey bump


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

4. bump (social) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank


SamplesShe was demoted because she always speaks up.
He was broken down to Sergeant.


Synonymsbreak, demote, kick downstairs, relegate


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


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)reduce, sideline


Antonymselevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise

5. bump (contact) remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied


SamplesThe new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space.


Synonymsdislodge


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


Broader (hypernym)displace


Narrower (hyponym)throw









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