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1. pump

verb. ['ˈpʌmp'] operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal.

Synonyms

  • manage
  • wield
  • handle

Antonyms

  • turn in
  • stay in place
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Pump

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  • lumpp
  • lump
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  • jump
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  • dump
  • chump
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Example sentences of the word pump


1. Noun, singular or mass
Add water to the barrel until the water level is several inches higher than the top of the pump.

Quotes containing the word pump


1. Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.
- Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

2. I don’t need love. I live in a forest. The quiet is my companion. The cold is my warmth. My heart once suffered from frostbite, but I removed and replaced it with a fuel pump.
- Jarod Kintz, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

3. I realized that the good stories were affecting the organs of my body in various ways, and the really good ones were stimulating more than one organ. An effective story grabs your gut, tightens your throat, makes your heart race and your lungs pump, brings tears to your eyes or an explosion of laughter to your lips.
- Christopher Vogler, The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

2. pump

noun. ['ˈpʌmp'] a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction.

Synonyms

  • cooling system
  • suction pump
  • mechanical device
  • piston chamber
  • vacuum pump
  • bicycle pump
  • aspirator
  • centrifugal pump
  • lift pump
  • fuel system
  • auxiliary pump
  • bilge pump
  • donkey pump
  • force pump
  • cylinder
  • petrol pump
  • gasoline pump
  • gun
  • heart-lung machine
  • hand pump
  • hydraulic ram
  • hydraulic pump
  • island dispenser
  • engine cooling system
  • grease-gun
  • water pump
  • gas pump
  • oil pump
  • stirrup pump

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • bore
  • fall
  • curse

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. pump

verb. ['ˈpʌmp'] deliver forth.

Synonyms

  • shoot

Antonyms

  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. pump

verb. ['ˈpʌmp'] draw or pour with a pump.

Synonyms

  • take out
  • pour

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • demand

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. pump

verb. ['ˈpʌmp'] question persistently.

Synonyms

  • query

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • dress down

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. pump

noun. ['ˈpʌmp'] the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body.

Synonyms

  • circulatory system
  • arteria coronaria
  • cardiovascular system
  • biauriculate heart
  • coronary artery
  • heart muscle
  • viscus
  • heart valve
  • cardiac muscle
  • cardiac valve
  • internal organ
  • ticker
  • valve
  • heart

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • discharge
  • begin
  • divide

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. pump

verb. ['ˈpʌmp'] raise (gases or fluids) with a pump.

Synonyms

  • elevate
  • bring up
  • get up
  • lift

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • fail
  • right
  • criticize

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. pump

noun. ['ˈpʌmp'] a low-cut shoe without fastenings.

Synonyms

  • shoe
  • spectator pump

Antonyms

  • demote
  • descent
  • decrease

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. pump

verb. ['ˈpʌmp'] flow intermittently.

Synonyms

  • spurt
  • gush
  • spout

Antonyms

  • push
  • repel
  • abduct
  • glycerolize

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. pump

verb. ['ˈpʌmp'] move up and down.

Synonyms

  • move

Antonyms

  • take
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • pumpe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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