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Overview of noun bump

The noun bump has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. bump

(a lump on the body caused by a blow)

2. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence

(something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "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")

3. blow, bump

(an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")


Overview of verb bump

The verb bump has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) bump, knock

(knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree")

2. (1) find, happen, chance, bump, encounter

(come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "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")

3. (1) bump

(dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind")

4. demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs

(assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant")

5. dislodge, bump

(remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space")

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