Associations to the word «Bump»

Wiktionary

BUMP, noun. A light blow or jolting collision.
BUMP, noun. The sound of such a collision.
BUMP, noun. A protuberance on a level surface.
BUMP, noun. A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.
BUMP, noun. One of the protuberances on the cranium which, in phrenology, are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind.
BUMP, noun. (rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.
BUMP, noun. The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.
BUMP, noun. (Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
BUMP, noun. A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.
BUMP, noun. (slang) A dose of a drug such as ketamine or cocaine, when snorted recreationally.
BUMP, noun. The noise made by the bittern; a boom.
BUMP, noun. A coarse cotton fabric.
BUMP, noun. A training match for a fighting dog.
BUMP, noun. (snooker) (slang) The jaw of either of the middle pockets.
BUMP, verb. To knock against or run into with a jolt.
BUMP, verb. To move up or down by a step.
BUMP, verb. (Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
BUMP, verb. (chemistry) (of a superheated liquid) To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.
BUMP, verb. (transitive) To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.
BUMP, verb. (transitive) To move the time of a scheduled event.
BUMP, verb. (archaic) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise; to boom.
BUMP, proper noun. A surname​.
BUMP AND GRIND, noun. (idiomatic) A sexually suggestive dance involving exaggerated hip movements, especially a striptease dance.
BUMP AND GRIND, noun. (by extension) A combination of movements resembling such a dance, as in road racing, whitewater kayaking, or exercising; any activity involving prolonged jarring or shaking.
BUMP AND GRIND, verb. (idiomatic) To perform such a dance or such movements.
BUMP BALL, noun. (cricket) A ball that bounces off of the pitch immediately after being hit by the bat, and goes up in the air.
BUMP BALLS, noun. Plural of bump ball
BUMP CAP, noun. (UK) A hard hat
BUMP CAP, noun. (US) A form of baseball cap
BUMP CAPS, noun. Plural of bump cap
BUMP IN THE ROAD, noun. (idiomatic) A setback or obstacle, especially one which is relatively minor.
BUMP IN THE ROAD, noun. (idiomatic) A very small town.
BUMP INTO, verb. (literally intransitive) To collide with.
BUMP INTO, verb. (literally transitive) To cause (a thing) to collide with.
BUMP INTO, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To meet by chance.
BUMP KEY, noun. A lockpicking tool in the form of a key of the type generally used to open a lock, on which all pin position have been cut down to the lowest position, so that striking this key sharply with a hammer while applying turning force at just the right instant after the impact will 'bump' open a lock.
BUMP KEYS, noun. Plural of bump key
BUMP MAPPING, noun. (computer graphics) A technique where a perturbation to the surface normal of the object being rendered is applied to each pixel, based on a texture map, prior to calculating the illumination, so as to produce a richer, more detailed surface representation.
BUMP N' GRIND, noun. Alternative spelling of bump and grind
BUMP N' GRIND, verb. Alternative spelling of bump and grind
BUMP NASTIES, verb. (vulgar) (slang) To have sexual intercourse.
BUMP OFF, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) To kill, especially to murder.
BUMP OFF, verb. (chiefly UK) (idiomatic) To cut class; to play truant.
BUMP ON THE ROAD, noun. Alternative form of bump in the road
BUMP SUPPER, noun. (UK) A supper given in celebration of the making of a ‘bump’ by a college boat.
BUMP UGLIES, verb. (vulgar) (slang) to perform sexual intercourse
BUMP UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To increase something suddenly.
BUMP UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To promote a person to a higher grade.
BUMP UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To give a more prominent place to; to advance position in queue.

Dictionary definition

BUMP, noun. A lump on the body caused by a blow.
BUMP, noun. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns".
BUMP, noun. An impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle".
BUMP, verb. Knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree".
BUMP, verb. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day".
BUMP, verb. Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind".
BUMP, verb. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant".
BUMP, verb. Remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space".

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