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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


Entailpour

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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