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Definition 1: a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction - [noun denoting artifact]

(pump is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump that moves air in or out of something

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump worked by hand

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump to maintain circulation during heart surgery; diverts blood from the heart and oxygenates it and then pumps it through the body

(... is a kind of pump ) a water pump that uses the kinetic energy of flowing water to force a small fraction of that water to a reservoir at a higher level

(... is a kind of pump ) pump used to lift rather than force a liquid up

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump that keeps a supply of oil on moving parts

(... is a kind of pump ) a hand-operated reciprocating pump; used in fighting fires

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump for raising fluids by suction

(... is a kind of pump ) a hand-operated pump that resembles a pistol; forces grease into parts of a machine

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump in a service station that draws gasoline from underground storage tanks

(... is a kind of pump ) the pump in the cooling system of an automobile that cause the water to circulate

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquid

(... is a kind of pump ) a supplementary pump available if needed

(... is a kind of pump ) a small pump that fills bicycle tires with air

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump to remove bilgewater

(... is a kind of pump ) a pump that use centrifugal force to discharge fluid into a pipe

(... is a kind of pump ) pump used to force a liquid up and expel it under pressure

(pump is a part of ...) a chamber within which piston moves

(... is part of pump) equipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine

(... is part of pump) equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine

Definition 2: a low-cut shoe without fastenings - [noun denoting artifact]

(pump is a kind of ...) footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

(... is a kind of pump ) a woman's pump with medium heel; usually in contrasting colors for toe and heel

Definition 3: the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body - [noun denoting body]

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

  • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

Synonyms for pump in the sense of this definition

(pump is a kind of ...) a main organ that is situated inside the body

(... is a kind of pump ) enlarged heart commonly found among athletes trained for endurance

(... is a kind of pump ) a heart (as of mammals and birds and reptiles) having two auricles

(pump is a part of ...) the artery that branches from the aorta to supply blood to the heart

(pump is a part of ...) the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction

(pump is a part of ...) a valve to control one-way flow of blood

(pump is a part of ...) a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it

(... is part of pump) the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

Definition 4: question persistently - [verb of communication]

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

  • She pumped the witnesses for information

(pump is a kind of ...) pose a question

Definition 5: deliver forth - [verb of competition]

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

  • pump bullets into the dummy

(pump is a kind of ...) fire a shot

"the gunman blasted away"

Definition 6: operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal - [verb of contact]

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

  • pump the gas pedal

(pump is a kind of ...) handle effectively

"The burglar wielded an axe" "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

(... is a kind of pump ) give a spurt of fuel to

"goose the car"

Definition 7: raise (gases or fluids) with a pump - [verb of motion]

(pump is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Definition 8: draw or pour with a pump - [verb of motion]

(pump is a kind of ...) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

(pump implies ...) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

Definition 9: flow intermittently - [verb of motion]

(pump is a kind of ...) gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

"water gushed forth"

Definition 10: move up and down - [verb of motion]

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

  • The athlete pumps weights in the gym

(pump is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 11: supply in great quantities - [verb of possession]

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

  • Pump money into a project

(pump is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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