Associations to the word «Lump»

Wiktionary

LUMP, noun. Something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group.
LUMP, noun. A group, set, or unit.
LUMP, noun. A small, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.
LUMP, noun. A dull or lazy person.
LUMP, noun. (informal) (as plural) A beating or verbal abuse.
LUMP, noun. A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.
LUMP, verb. To treat as a single unit; to group together.
LUMP IN ONE'S THROAT, noun. On the point of crying due to strong emotion, either happy or sad.
LUMP IT, verb. (idiomatic) (British) To endure, accept, put up with a situation one does not like.
LUMP SUM, noun. A relatively large single payment of money often paid and received instead of, or in addition to, a sequence of smaller payments.
LUMP TO ONE'S THROAT, noun. On the point of crying due to strong emotion, either happy or sad.
LUMP TOGETHER, verb. To put different items or groups together and treat them, or think of them as one single group.

Dictionary definition

LUMP, noun. A compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder".
LUMP, noun. An abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement.
LUMP, noun. An awkward stupid person.
LUMP, noun. A large piece of something without definite shape; "a hunk of bread"; "a lump of coal".
LUMP, verb. Put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants".
LUMP, verb. Group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.