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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

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will benefit about 28 million workers across the country. And it will help businesses, too - raising the wage will put more money in people's pockets, which they will pump back into the economy by spending it on goods and services in their communities.
Thomas Perez

The Keystone Pipeline is one common-sense step in the right direction to help put more people back to work, reduce prices at the pump, and position our nation for greater energy security now and in the future.
Roy Blunt

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

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
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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
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