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Definition 1: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for clump in the sense of this definition

(clump is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 2: a grouping of a number of similar things - [noun denoting group]

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

  • a bunch of trees
  • a cluster of admirers

Synonyms for clump in the sense of this definition

(clump is a kind of ...) a jumbled collection or mass

(... is a kind of clump ) a tight cluster of people or things

"a small knot of women listened to his sermon" "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"

(... is a kind of clump ) a bunch

"a thick swad of plants"

(... is a kind of clump ) a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass

(... is an instance of clump) a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus

(... is an instance of clump) a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus

(... is an instance of clump) a star cluster in the constellation Taurus

Definition 3: a compact mass - [noun denoting group]

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

  • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

Synonyms for clump in the sense of this definition

(clump is a kind of ...) a jumbled collection or mass

(... is a kind of clump ) a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid

(... is a kind of clump ) a lump of slimy stuff

"a gob of phlegm"

(... is a kind of clump ) a ball of yarn or cord or thread

Definition 4: gather or cause to gather into a cluster - [verb of contact]

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

  • She bunched her fingers into a fist

Synonyms for clump in the sense of this definition

(clump is a kind of ...) assume a form or shape

"the water formed little beads"

(... is a kind of clump ) form into one cluster

Definition 5: walk clumsily - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for clump in the sense of this definition

(clump is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 6: come together as in a cluster or flock - [verb of motion]

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

  • The poets constellate in this town every summer

Synonyms for clump in the sense of this definition

(clump is a kind of ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

(... is a kind of clump ) crowd or draw together

"let's huddle together--it's cold!"

(... is a kind of clump ) form into a bunch

"The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"

Definition 7: make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for clump in the sense of this definition

(clump is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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