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Definition of Pump

Pump

  1. A low shoe with a thin sole.
  2. 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.
  3. To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To work, or raise water, a pump.

Pump Quotations

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality.
George William Russell

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

I was in end stage heart failure, liver and kidneys shutting down, and on an emergency basis they went in and planted a pump in my chest. It was battery operated. That kept me alive for 20 months and that got me to the transplant. And I wake up every morning now with a smile on my face, thankful for the gift of another day I never expected to see.
Dick Cheney

A good pump is a silhouette, like the bone structure of the face. It's like a beautiful face with no make-up. You can cover a not-so-beautiful face with make-up, but it is just a mask - it is the same with shoes.
Christian Louboutin

I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.
Roy Lichtenstein
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Pump Translations

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