Associations to the word «Pump»

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PUMP, noun. A device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas.
PUMP, noun. An instance of the action of a pump; one stroke of a pump; any action similar to pumping
PUMP, noun. A device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold, particularly fuel.
PUMP, noun. (bodybuilding) A swelling of the muscles caused by increased blood flow following high intensity weightlifting.
PUMP, noun. (colloquial) A ride on a bicycle given to a passenger, usually on the handlebars or fender.
PUMP, noun. (US) (obsolete) (slang) The heart.
PUMP, verb. (transitive) To use a pump to move (liquid or gas).
PUMP, verb. (transitive) (often followed by up) To fill with air.
PUMP, verb. (transitive) To move rhythmically, as the motion of a pump.
PUMP, verb. (transitive) To shake (a person's hand) vigorously.
PUMP, verb. (transitive) To gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning.
PUMP, verb. (intransitive) To use a pump to move liquid or gas.
PUMP, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To be going very well.
PUMP, verb. (sports) To kick, throw or hit the ball far and high.
PUMP, verb. (Scotland) (slang) To pass gas; to fart.
PUMP, verb. (computing) To pass (messages) into a program so that it can obey them.
PUMP, noun. (British) A type of shoe, a trainer or sneaker.
PUMP, noun. (chiefly North America) A type of very high-heeled shoe; stilettoes.
PUMP, noun. A dancing shoe.
PUMP, noun. A type of shoe without a heel (source: Dictionarium Britannicum - 1736)
PUMP ACTION, noun. A type of firearm action that uses a sliding handgrip to cycle the mechanism.
PUMP ACTIONS, noun. Plural of pump action
PUMP AND DUMP, noun. (finance) A form of financial fraud where the fraudster buys stocks cheaply, generates artificial excitement about those stocks to create a temporary price increase, then sells the stocks before the price goes back down
PUMP AND DUMP, noun. (slang) A situation where a person has sex with a partner on a single occasion, without immediate intention of further contact or pursuing a serious relationship.
PUMP AND DUMP, verb. To use a breast pump and then discard the milk, typically because one has had an infection, or been drinking alcohol.
PUMP AND DUMP, verb. (transitive) (slang) To have sex with a partner on a single occasion, without intention or prospects of further contact, or engaging in a serious relationship.
PUMP AND JUMP, noun. Alternative term for gas and dash
PUMP AND JUMP, verb. Alternative term for gas and dash
PUMP FAKE, noun. An act of pretending to throw or shoot the ball in order to make a defender react.
PUMP FAKES, noun. Plural of pump fake
PUMP IRON, verb. (idiomatic) To lift weights; to engage in weight or strength training.
PUMP ONE'S FIST, verb. To thurst forward one's fist, as in celebration.
PUMP OUT, verb. To remove liquid using a pump
PUMP OUT, verb. (idiomatic) to produce in large quantities
PUMP ROOM, noun. (dated) (sometimes capitalized) A room or structure at a spa where mineral water is drawn from a spring and consumed, often serving as a venue for polite socializing and conversation.
PUMP ROOM, noun. Alternative form of pump room
PUMP TROLLEY, noun. A light railroad car propelled by a hand-operated pumping mechanism, handcar
PUMP TROLLEYS, noun. Plural of pump trolley
PUMP TRUCK, noun. A manually operated device for lifting and moving pallets.
PUMP UP, verb. (transitive) To inflate by means of a pump.
PUMP UP, verb. (transitive) To inflate with a pumping action.
PUMP UP, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To excite a person or group to a frenzy.
PUMP UP, verb. (intransitive) (bodybuilding): To cause one's muscles to swell by means of focussed weightlifting.

Dictionary definition

PUMP, noun. A mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction.
PUMP, noun. The hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly".
PUMP, noun. A low-cut shoe without fastenings.
PUMP, verb. Operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal; "pump the gas pedal".
PUMP, verb. Deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy".
PUMP, verb. Draw or pour with a pump.
PUMP, verb. Supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project".
PUMP, verb. Flow intermittently.
PUMP, verb. Move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym".
PUMP, verb. Raise (gases or fluids) with a pump.
PUMP, verb. Question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle