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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

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

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
Russell Baker

I will say that my days are spent solitary and somewhat lost in thought, and every single time I inadvertently wear my shirt inside out in public, I bump into my sister-in-law at the grocery store.
Douglas Coupland

I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown.
Ezra Pound
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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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