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  Definition of bump
  1. an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
  2. something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
  3. a lump on the body caused by a blow
  4. knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
  5. remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
  6. dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind"
  7. 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"
  8. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"
Similar Words: blow, bulge, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence, knock, dislodge, displace, find, happen, chance, encounter, demote, relegate, break, kick downstairs

 

See Also: run into, bump into, jar against, butt against, knock against, buffet, knock about, batter, murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove

 

Hyponyms: jolt, jar, jounce, concussion, rap, strike, tap, knock, bash, bang, smash, belt, pounding, buffeting, slap, smack, frontal eminence, occipital protuberance, belly, caput, mogul, nub, nubble, snag, wart, throw, reduce

 

Derivational Morphology: knock, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out, pouch, protuberate, hunch, hump, hunch forward, hunch over, bag, bulk, blow, bumper, dislodgment, dislodgement, meeting, encounter, discovery, find, uncovering, finder, discoverer, spotter, relegation, demotion

 

 
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