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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.


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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)displace

Narrower (hyponym)throw

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