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Verb: bump  búmp
  1. Collide with force or violence
    "My car bumped into the tree";
    - knock
     
  2. Come upon, as if by accident; meet with
    - find, happen, chance, encounter
     
  3. Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
    "bump and grind"
     
  4. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    "She was bumped because she always speaks up";
    - demote, relegate, break, kick downstairs
     
  5. Remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
    "The new employee bumped her by moving into her office space";
    - dislodge
Noun: bump  búmp
  1. A lump on the body caused by a blow
     
  2. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bump";
    - bulge, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence
     
  3. An impact (as from a collision)
    "the bump threw him off the bicycle";
    - blow

Derived forms: bumping, bumps, bumped

See also: bump into, bump off

Type of: assign, collide with, dance, delegate, depute, designate, displace, harm, hit, hurt, impact, impinge on, injury, projection, run into, strike, trauma, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

Encyclopedia: Bump, Bump, Bump