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English noun: pump

1. pump (artifact) a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

Broader (hypernym)mechanical device

Narrower (hyponym)air pump, aspirator, auxiliary pump, bicycle pump, bilge pump, centrifugal pump, donkey pump, force pump, gas pump, gasoline pump, grease-gun, gun, hand pump, heart-lung machine, hydraulic pump, hydraulic ram, island dispenser, lift pump, oil pump, petrol pump, stirrup pump, suction pump, vacuum pump, water pump

Part holonymcylinder, piston chamber

Part meronymcooling system, engine cooling system, fuel system

2. pump (body) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

SamplesHe stood still, his heart thumping wildly.

Synonymsheart, ticker

Broader (hypernym)internal organ, viscus

Narrower (hyponym)athlete's heart, biauriculate heart

Part holonymarteria coronaria, cardiac muscle, cardiac valve, coronary artery, heart muscle, heart valve, valve

Part meronymcardiovascular system, circulatory system

3. pump (artifact) a low-cut shoe without fastenings

Broader (hypernym)shoe

Narrower (hyponym)spectator, spectator pump

English verb: pump

1. pump (contact) operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal

SamplesPump the gas pedal.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)handle, manage, wield

Narrower (hyponym)goose

2. pump (competition) deliver forth

SamplesPump bullets into the dummy.

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

Broader (hypernym)blast, shoot

3. pump (motion) draw or pour with a pump

ExamplesThe women pump water into the bowl

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

Broader (hypernym)draw, take out


4. pump (possession) supply in great quantities

SamplesPump money into a project.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

5. pump (motion) flow intermittently

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)gush, spirt, spout, spurt

6. pump (motion) move up and down

SamplesThe athlete pumps weights in the gym.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

7. pump (motion) raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

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

Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

8. pump (communication) question persistently

SamplesShe pumped the witnesses for information.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)query, question

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