An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston.
To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.
Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc.
One of the jobs of a manager is to instill confidence, pump confidence into your people. And when you've got somebody who's raring to go and you can smell it and feel it, give 'em that shot. Jack Welch
We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument. Lawrence Welk
Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' is my go-to song to pump myself up if I'm having a tough time or if I get really nervous right before a speech. Sara Blakely
People really feel that, when they go to the gas pump now, that the oil cartel is holding them by the legs and tipping them upside down and shaking money out of their pockets. Ed Markey
pump in Afrikaans is pomp
pump in Danish is oppumpe, pumpe
pump in Dutch is oppompen, pompen
pump in Finnish is pumpata
pump in French is pompe, pompons, pompez, pompent, pomper
pump in German is Pumpe, pumpen, pumpen, aufpumpen, Pumpe
pump in Italian is pompa
pump in Norwegian is pumpe
pump in Portuguese is bomba
pump in Spanish is bomba
pump in Swedish is pump, pumpa
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