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Definition of Bump

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

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

I guess my thermometer for my baseball fever is still a goose bump.
Vin Scully

Nashville is wicked. It's like a proper music community, but it's also quintessentially American. You bump into people there with cowboy hats that spit in jars and call you 'boy.' I just love that.
Ed Sheeran

Democracy does not require perfect equality, but it does require that citizens share a common life. What matters is that people of different backgrounds and social positions encounter one another, and bump up against one another, in the course of ordinary life.
Michael Sandel
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Bump Translations

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