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."

Primary Meanings of clump

1.
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a grouping of a number of similar things
come together as in a cluster or flock
2.
n
a compact mass
3.
nv
a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
Full Definitions of clump
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n a grouping of a number of similar things

Synonyms:
bunch, cluster, clustering
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)
Type of:
agglomeration
a jumbled collection or mass

v come together as in a cluster or flock

Synonyms:
cluster, constellate, flock
Types:
huddle, huddle together
crowd or draw together
bunch, bunch together, bunch up
form into a bunch
Type of:
assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet
collect in one place

v gather or cause to gather into a cluster

Synonyms:
bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster
Types:
agglomerate
form into one cluster
Type of:
form
assume a form or shape
2

n 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
Type of:
agglomeration
a jumbled collection or mass
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n a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)

Synonyms:
clunk, thud, thump, thumping
Type of:
sound
the sudden occurrence of an audible event

v make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground

Synonyms:
clop, clunk, plunk
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

v walk clumsily

Synonyms:
clomp
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

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