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Definition of Bump


  1. To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
  2. To come in violent contact with something; to thump.
  3. A thump; a heavy blow.
  4. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.
  5. One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness."
  6. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following.
  7. To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.
  8. The noise made by the bittern.

Bump Quotations

Metaphorically speaking, it's easy to bump into one another on the journey from A to B and not even notice. People should take time to notice, enjoy and help each other.
Benedict Cumberbatch

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.
Johnny Depp

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferber

Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure.
Naveen Jain

A rock band is a mysterious thing. Somehow, every once in a while, a few individuals bump into one another, and they look exactly right together and share a focus and an aspiration and the right balance of musical similarities and differences.
Alan Light
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Bump Translations

bump in Danish is pukkel
bump in Dutch is bult, bochel
bump in Spanish is chepa, chichon