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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. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    "She was bumped because she always speaks up";
    - demote, relegate, break, kick downstairs
  4. Remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
    "The new employee bumped her by moving into her office space";
    - dislodge
  5. To enjoy some music greatly
  6. To play music at loud volume
    - slap
  7. (Internet) post to a thread in a discussion, returning it to the top of the list
  8. Dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
    "bump and grind"
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
  4. [informal] A (small) increase
    "a bump in sales"

Derived forms: bumped, bumps, bumping

See also: butt against

Type of: assign, bask, collide with, dance, delegate, depute, designate, displace, enjoy, harm, hit, hurt, impact, impinge on, injury, love, play, projection, relish, run into, savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn], strike, trauma, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

Encyclopedia: Bump, Bump, Bump