Crossword clues for bump
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bump \Bump\, v. i. [See Boom to roar.] To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom.
As a bittern bumps within a reed.
Bump \Bump\ (b[u^]mp; 215), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bumped (b[u^]mpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Bumping.] [Cf. W. pwmp round mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang, and E. bum, v. i., boom to roar.] To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
Bump \Bump\, v. i.
To come in violent contact with something; to thump.
``Bumping and jumping.''
Bump \Bump\, n. [From Bump to strike, to thump.]
A thump; a heavy blow.
A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.
It had upon its brow A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.
(Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of ``veneration;'' the bump of ``acquisitiveness.'' [Colloq.]
The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]
Bump \Bump\, n. The noise made by the bittern.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, "protuberance caused by a blow;" 1610s as "a dull, solid blow;" see bump (v.). The dancer's bump and grind attested from 1940.
1560s, "to bulge out;" 1610s, "to strike heavily," perhaps from Scandinavian, probably echoic, original sense was "hitting" then of "swelling from being hit." Also has a long association with obsolete bum "to make a booming noise," which perhaps influenced surviving senses such as bumper crop, for something full to the brim (see bumper). To bump into "meet" is from 1880s; to bump off "kill" is 1908 in underworld slang. Related: Bumped; bumping. Bumpsy (adj.) was old slang for "drunk" (1610s).
n. 1 A light blow or jolting collision. 2 The sound of such a collision. 3 A protuberance on a level surface. 4 A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury. 5 One of the protuberances on the cranium which, in phrenology, are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind. 6 (context rowing English) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead. 7 The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman. 8 (context Internet English) 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. 9 A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph. 10 (context slang English) A dose of a drug such as ketamine or cocaine, when snorted recreationally. 11 The noise made by the bittern; a boom. 12 A coarse cotton fabric. 13 A training match for a fighting dog. 14 (context snooker slang English) The jaw#snooker of either of the middle pocket#snooker. vb. 1 To knock against or run into with a jolt. 2 To move up or down by a step. 3 (context Internet English) 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. 4 (context chemistry of a superheated liquid English) To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid. 5 (context transitive English) To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations. 6 (context transitive English) To move the time of a scheduled event. 7 (context archaic English) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise; to boom.
v. knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree" [syn: knock]
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" [syn: find, happen, chance, encounter]
dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind"
The bump was Introduced in 1975. The lyrics were "We love the bump; everybody bump; gotta do the bump." The dance had a goal to lightly "bump" hips on every other beat of the music. There was no need to have a partner. The dance could become more athletic bumping Hip to hip in full knee bend up to a standing position. Iintimate, bumping hip to backside, low bending, etc. KC and the Sunshine band and many others picked up on the rhythm and "The Bump" became a worldwide dance craze summer 1975.
Bump is an experimental Jazz fusion album by John Scofield. It was released on March 14, 2000 by Verve Records. The album was produced by Lee Townsend and recorded & mixed by Joe Ferla and Kevin Killen, executive producer was Susan Scofield.
'' BUMP'' is a 2007- 2008 comic book limited series written and illustrated by Mark Kidwell with colors and letters by Jay Fotos.
Bump! was an iOS and Android application that enabled smartphone users to transfer contact information, photos and files between devices. In 2011, it was #8 on Apple's list of all-time most popular free iPhone apps, and by February 2013 it had been downloaded 125 million times. Its developer, Bump Technologies, shut down the service and discontinued the app on January 31, 2014, after being acquired by Google for Android Beam.
For example, if a job becomes vacant, more than one person may be reassigned to different tasks or ranks on the basis of who has worked for the organisation longer. As the next person assumes the duties of the person who has vacated, now the job of the replacement person likewise becomes vacant and must thus be filled by the next person with the appropriate seniority level. An exception to this may be unionised organisations that occasionally employ summer students, whereby the students do not officially accumulate any seniority and cannot thus "bump" another person.
Bump was a television programme aimed at young children, created by Charles Mills and Terry Brain (also responsible for The Trap Door and Stoppit and Tidyup), produced by Queensgate Productions and originally aired on BBC1. It was a cartoon that featured an elephant named Bump and a bluebird named Birdie. The first series was aired from 14 September to 7 December 1990, and the second from 10 January to 4 April 1994. The two series ran a total of twenty-six episodes, each 5 minutes long. In 1994 there was a Christmas special which was 10 minutes in length. The programme was narrated by Simon Cadell of Hi-de-Hi! fame, who died in 1996. Bump was known to be very clumsy, a trait that was emphasised by a bandage stuck onto his forehead. Birdie would often give Bump advice on how he could become more graceful. Bump and Birdie regularly encountered animals that had a problem (such as Whizzer the mouse, Munch the tortoise, McDuff the dog, Big Bun and Little Bun the rabbits and Batty the bat) and would help them to find a solution. Most of these animals were recurring characters, and all of the characters' Stoppit and Tidyup-esque sounds were made by analog synthesizers.
Bump is a nickname for:
- Robert Blackwell (1918-1985), American bandleader, songwriter, arranger and record producer nicknamed "Bumps"
- Bump Elliott (born 1925), American football player and coach
- Bump Hadley (1904–1963), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Bump Wills (born 1952), American Major League Baseball second basemen
Bump is the surname of:
- Hulda Pierce Warren Bump and Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, birth names of dwarf entertainers and sisters Minnie Warren (1849-1878) and Lavinia Warren (1841-1919) respectively, the latter the wife of "General Tom Thumb"
- Menzus R. Bump (1838-1913), American politician
- Nate Bump (born 1976), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Suzanne M. Bump (born 1956), American politician and first female Massachusetts State Auditor
Usage examples of "bump".
The lorislike adapid had a shield of thickened skin over bony bumps on its back, beneath which it now tucked its head.
The long Aenean stride readily matched wagons bumping and groaning over roadless wrinkled hills.
Ayla handed him the unusual pouch, noticing the arthritic bumps in his long, thin, old hands.
The bottom of the basket bumped, then acted as a break as the balloon, pulled by the slight breeze, rushed on up the slope, so of course the basket tipped on to its side and we were dragged for many bone-shaking yards while the actual ground came nearer and nearer our heads until finally the basket was grounded on its beam ends and we were all stacked as if in pigeonholes above it.
As it tore down the autobahn toward Frankfurt, the bumping caused the heavy springs above the front wheels to retract slightly, crushing the small bulb between the jaws of the bomb trigger to fragments of glass.
As babies begin to inch on their bellies, crawl, pull up, stand up, take their first steps, climb stairs, and venture out, they also begin to get bumps and bruises, to totter and fall, to scrape and cut themselves.
He greeted the dragon as Baken had shown him, as an adult greeted a subadult, with a breathy trill and a head bump, then without a pause, he vaulted up into the saddle.
And just now the bumping of the Tube train shaped his emotion into something that began with Success that poisons many a baser mind With thoughts of self, may lift-- but stopped there because, when he changed into another train, the jerkier movement altered the rhythm into something more lyrical, and he got somewhat confused between the two and ended by losing both.
He talked microbes and biofilms and bacterial communities even when they reached the protruding tongue of slick, black stones leading into the first cave, even during all the business of docking and handing her over the side and mentioning that she just might want to watch out for the algae that made the cave entrance so slippery and oops, I forgot to mention that little bump just inside.
So after being perfectly outmaneuvered by committee and bumped upstairs to Commander of the new Starflight Agency, there was nothing left for him except bitching to Oscar and Anna about losing crucial people at critical times because they were needed to establish a duplicate facility at High Angel.
Then, in a sudden quiet, just as the Biter stopped her forward movement and began to disengage herself and slide astern, the fore topsail yard, bumped and pulled and jostled in its par rels broke at the truss.
Prew explained, as they started back up toward the bivouac, them on one side, Slade on the other, stumbling over roots and bumping into branches.
The rain drummed on what there was of the roof of their haramlek, and dripped down and pooled in the makeshift awnings, which burst in bucketloads down your neck if you bumped into them, and the mist drifted in at every direction through the paneless windows, and the mountains, most of the time, seemed to consist of cloud, or to have vanished entirely.
The rain drummed on what there was of the roof of their haramlek, and dripped down and pooled in the makeshift awnings, which burst in bucketloads down your neck if you bumped into them, and the mist drifted in from every direction through the paneless windows, and the mountains, most of the time, seemed to consist of cloud, or to have vanished entirely.
When he buffed her, she stretched and crooned and bumped her head against his hand, begging for further caresses.