clump

A clump is a "bunch" or a "cluster." If you're a gardener, the last thing you want to see is a clump of weeds growing in the middle of your newly groomed lawn.

Essentially, a clump is a grouping. You might see a clump of sheep grazing in a field or you might throw a clump of clothes into the washing machine. Clump can also mean lump, like when you find a clump of grass stuck to your shoe. As a verb, clump means "to gather," as in "a flock of birds clumped together in a tree."

Definitions of clump
  1. noun
    a grouping of a number of similar things
    synonyms: bunch, cluster, clustering
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    examples:
    Northern Cross
    a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus
    Omega Centauri
    a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus
    Pleiades
    a star cluster in the constellation Taurus
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    knot
    a tight cluster of people or things
    swad
    a bunch
    tuft, tussock
    a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
    wisp
    a small tuft or lock
    hexenbesen, staghead, witch broom, witches' broom
    an abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused by fungi or insects or other physiological disturbance
    coma
    (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)
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    agglomeration
    a jumbled collection or mass
  2. verb
    come together as in a cluster or flock
    synonyms: cluster, constellate, flock
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    huddle, huddle together
    crowd or draw together
    bunch, bunch together, bunch up
    form into a bunch
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    assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
    collect in one place
  3. verb
    gather or cause to gather into a cluster
    synonyms: bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster
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    agglomerate
    form into one cluster
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    form
    assume a form or shape
  4. noun
    a compact mass
    synonyms: ball, chunk, clod, glob, lump
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    clot, coagulum
    a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
    gob
    a lump of slimy stuff
    clew
    a ball of yarn or cord or thread
    thrombus
    a blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin
    embolus
    an abnormal particle (e.g. an air bubble or part of a clot) circulating in the blood
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    agglomeration
    a jumbled collection or mass
  5. noun
    a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    synonyms: clunk, thud, thump, thumping
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    sound
    the sudden occurrence of an audible event
  6. verb
    make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    synonyms: clop, clunk, plunk
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    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  7. verb
    walk clumsily
    synonyms: clomp
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    type of:
    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
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