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Definition 1: an impact (as from a collision) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where bump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bump threw him off the bicycle

Synonyms for bump in the sense of this definition

(bump is a kind of ...) the striking of one body against another

(... is a kind of bump ) a sudden jarring impact

"the door closed with a jolt" "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"

(... is a kind of bump ) any violent blow

(... is a kind of bump ) a gentle blow

(... is a kind of bump ) a vigorous blow

"the sudden knock floored him" "he took a bash right in his face" "he got a bang on the head"

(... is a kind of bump ) repeated heavy blows

(... is a kind of bump ) a glancing blow from or on the side of something (especially motor vehicles)

(... is a kind of bump ) a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

Definition 2: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where bump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the 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

Synonyms for bump in the sense of this definition

(bump is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

(... is a kind of bump ) either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

(... is a kind of bump ) prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone

(... is a kind of bump ) a part that bulges deeply

"the belly of a sail"

(... is a kind of bump ) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure

"the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"

(... is a kind of bump ) a bump on a ski slope

(... is a kind of bump ) a small lump or protuberance

(... is a kind of bump ) a sharp protuberance

(... is a kind of bump ) any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

Definition 3: a lump on the body caused by a blow - [noun denoting state]

(bump is a kind of ...) any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Definition 4: knock against with force or violence - [verb of contact]

Samples where bump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My car bumped into the tree

Synonyms for bump in the sense of this definition

(bump is a kind of ...) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

Definition 5: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied - [verb of contact]

Samples where bump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space

Synonyms for bump in the sense of this definition

(bump is a kind of ...) cause to move, usually with force or pressure

"the refugees were displaced by the war"

(... is a kind of bump ) cause to fall off

"The horse threw its inexperienced rider"

Definition 6: dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward - [verb of motion]

Samples where bump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bump and grind

(bump is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

Definition 7: come upon, as if by accident; meet with - [verb of possession]

Samples where bump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We 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

Synonyms for bump in the sense of this definition

Samples where bump or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was demoted because she always speaks up
  • He was broken down to Sergeant

Synonyms for bump in the sense of this definition

(bump is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of bump ) remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position

"The outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President"

(... is a kind of bump ) bring to humbler or weaker state or condition

"He reduced the population to slavery"

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