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Meaning of bump

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 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
         bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky
         prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed";
         "the bony excrescence between its horns" [syn: {bulge},
         {bump}, {hump}, {swelling}, {gibbosity}, {gibbousness},
         {jut}, {prominence}, {protuberance}, {protrusion},
         {extrusion}, {excrescence}]
      3: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the
         bicycle" [syn: {blow}, {bump}]
      v 1: knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into
           the tree" [syn: {bump}, {knock}]
      2: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea
         in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not
         very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in
         the bookstore the other day" [syn: {find}, {happen},
         {chance}, {bump}, {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 demoted
         because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to
         Sergeant" [syn: {demote}, {bump}, {relegate}, {break}, {kick
         downstairs}] [ant: {advance}, {elevate}, {kick upstairs},
         {promote}, {raise}, {upgrade}]
      5: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously
         occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her
         office space" [syn: {dislodge}, {bump}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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