bump

A bump is an area that bulges out, like a pregnant woman's stomach. To bump someone is to knock into them.

A pimple is a little bump. A camel’s hump is a larger bump. There are speed bumps sticking up in the road to keep drivers from going too fast. When you bump someone, you hit them with your whole body. If the person in front of you stops walking and you're not paying attention, you might bump right into them. Bumping often happens by accident, unless of course you are doing "the bump" (a 1970's dance).

Primary Meanings of bump

1.
nv
an impact (as from a collision)
come upon, as if by accident; meet with
2.
v
remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
Full Definitions of bump
1

n an impact (as from a collision)

“the bump threw him off the bicycle”
Synonyms:
blow
Types:
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jar, jolt, jounce, shock
a sudden jarring impact
concussion
any violent blow
rap, strike, tap
a gentle blow
bang, bash, belt, knock, smash
a vigorous blow
buffeting, pounding
repeated heavy blows
sideswipe
a glancing blow from or on the side of something (especially motor vehicles)
slap, smack
a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
Type of:
impact
the striking of one body against another

n something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

Synonyms:
bulge, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
Types:
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frontal eminence
either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance
prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly
a part that bulges deeply
caput
a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
mogul
a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble
a small lump or protuberance
snag
a sharp protuberance
wart
any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
Type of:
projection
any solid convex shape that juts out from something

n a lump on the body caused by a blow

Type of:
harm, hurt, injury, trauma
any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

v come upon, as if by accident; meet with

Synonyms:
chance, encounter, find, happen

v knock against with force or violence

“My car bumped into the tree”
Synonyms:
knock
Type of:
collide with, hit, impinge on, run into, strike
hit against; come into sudden contact with

v dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward

bump and grind”
Type of:
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
2

v remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

Synonyms:
dislodge
Types:
throw
cause to fall off
Type of:
displace
cause to move, usually with force or pressure

v assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

Synonyms:
break, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
Antonyms:
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Types:
sideline
remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position
reduce
bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

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