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Definitions

  • Bump That Indicates That You Will Steal 077
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bump knock against with force or violence "My car bumped into the tree"
    • v bump remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
    • v bump dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward "bump and grind"
    • v bump 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"
    • v bump assign to a lower position; reduce in rank "She was demoted because she always speaks up","He was broken down to Sergeant"
    • n bump an impact (as from a collision) "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
    • n bump 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"
    • n bump a lump on the body caused by a blow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Shakespeare invented the word "assassination" and "bump."
    • Bump A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance. "It had upon its brow
      A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone."
    • Bump A thump; a heavy blow.
    • Bump (Phren) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of “veneration;” the bump of “acquisitiveness.”
    • Bump The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following.
    • n Bump The noise made by the bittern.
    • v. i Bump To come in violent contact with something; to thump. "Bumping and jumping."
    • v. i Bump To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom. "As a bittern bumps within a reed."
    • v. t Bump bŭmp To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bumping foreheads with a hands shake is the traditional greeting in Tibet.
    • bump To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; boom.
    • n bump A booming, hollow noise.
    • bump To cause to come in violent contact; bring into concussion; knock; strike; thump: as, to bump one's head against a wall.
    • bump In English boat-racing, to touch (the stern of a boat ahead) with the bow of the following boat. See extract.
    • bump To come forcibly in contact with something; strike heavily: as, the vessel bumped against the wharf.
    • bump To ride without rising in the stirrups on a rough-trotting horse.
    • bump In chem., to give off vapor intermittently and with almost explosive violence, as some heated solutions. The vapor collects in large bubbles at the bottom, and then bursts through the solution to the surface.
    • bump To form bumps or protuberances.
    • n bump A shock from a collision, such as from the jolting of a vehicle.
    • n bump In English boat-racing, the striking of one boat by the prow of another following her. See bump, transitive verb, 2.
    • n bump A swelling or protuberance, especially one caused by a blow.
    • n bump Specifically The popular designation of the natural protuberances on the surface of the skull or cranium, which phrenologists associate with distinct qualities, affections, propensities, etc., of the mind: used ironically for the word organ employed by phrenologists: as, the bump of veneration, acquisitiveness, etc.
    • n bump The corner of the stock of a gun at the top of the heel-plate.
    • n bump A material used for coarse sheets.
    • n bump In London, a sort of matting used for covering floors.
    • n bump In cricket, the act of rising higher than usual from the pitch after being bowled: said of the ball.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Bump bump to make a heavy or loud noise
    • v.t Bump to strike with a dull sound: to strike against: to overtake and impinge upon the stern or side of a boat by the boat following, the bumper consequently taking the place of the bumped in rank—also 'to make a bump:' to spread out material in printing so as to fill any desired number of pages
    • n Bump a dull heavy blow: a thump: a lump caused by a blow, one of the protuberances on the surface of the skull confidently associated by phrenologists with certain distinct qualities or propensities of the mind, hence colloquially for organ: the noise of the bittern
    • adj Bump as in a 'bumper house.'—v.i. to drink bumpers
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Quotations

  • Warren Wiersbe
    Warren Wiersbe
    “Bumps are the things we climb on.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.”
  • Ezra Pound
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    “I have always thought the suicide should bump off at least one swine before taking off for parts unknown.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Political correctness is simply a speed bump in the traffic of truth, free thought and speech.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. W. pwmp, round mass, pwmpiaw, to thump, bang, and E. bum, v. i., boom, to roar

Usage

In literature:

What had awakened him was something bumping against him.
"The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island" by Laura Lee Hope
Bump the old soak and bump him hard; bump him quick.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
She ain't a bump on a log, nor you a born fool.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
But then I knew that if I bumped into a hot telepath I'd be in the soup.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
And I bumps into Selma wheelin' in the tea wagon.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Also my pride had had a bump when I didn't know I had such a thing.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Gummidge's palm, or felt his bumps, but my guess is that he'll never shake the jinx.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Her bump of locality had been well developed in New Zealand, so she strode on with confidence.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
It may be slower, but I want to go back by air, where there aren't as many bumps!
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
In her hurry she had bumped into Sebastian, who was just then coming down.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
It rolled down with a bump and on for a few feet until it was stopped by a sharp stone.
"Jerry's Reward" by Evelyn Snead Barnett
If we have no weight, why does it hurt so when we bump into anything?
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
She grabbed the two children nearest and shook them until their heads bumped together.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Reddy quite forgot the smarting sore places where he had bumped into the barrel.
"The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk" by Thornton W. Burgess
Maybe Billy Bumps will be expensive, after all.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
It was something like a bump!
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
A crash and a bump and a squeal told it to her all at once.
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
As they swept past the stern the boat bumped again against something black and round, which proved to be a floating tub.
"Quicksilver" by George Manville Fenn
The gun-case bumped along the pier and was picked up by a porter.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
The buggy settled into the ruts with a series of bumps.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
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In poetry:

Or had I some poison gas,
I could make the moments pass
Bumping off a number of
People whom I do not love.
"Frustration" by Dorothy Parker
I vonder, too, if Italy
Vill give to us der bump,
Shoost now she's vaiting yet to see
Vichway der cat vill yump.
"Hans Begins To Wonder" by Abner Cosens
"Here's Love of Groundless Charge -
Here's Malice, too, and Trickery,
Unusually large
Your bump of Pocket-Pickery - "
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The REVEREND MICAH SOWLS,
He shouts and yells and howls,
He screams, he mouths, he bumps,
He foams, he rants, he thumps.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For action all thine iron clanks
In cravings for a splendid prize;
Again to race or bump thy planks
With any flag that flies.
"The Last Contention" by George Meredith
A wild-bear chace, didst never see?
Then hast thou lived in vain.
Thy richest bump of glorious glee,
Lies desert in thy brain.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln

In news:

Trio of local road projects bumped ahead from 2015.
In latest twist, Pa. Supreme Court bumps voter ID back down to lower court .
Look back at how Bey dressed her bump.
Workers at Axxis Corp. And RNS Machine Works for years were shoehorned into a too-small shop, crammed so close together that they almost bumped into each other.
While this update was the typical speed bump, it also included a new technology that Apple now calls Thunderbolt.
It compiles manly city data such as the number of home improvement stores, steak houses and manly occupations per capita, and "girly" factors such as fancy shopping boutiques can bump cities down on the list.
3041 – Goose Bumps – green compound (fits SCT 3.0?
Many a bump along the way.
Baby bump on the red carpet.
It's no secret why Jessica Simpson is hiding her baby bump from the paparazzi.
President Barack Obama may be enjoying a bump in the polls from the US Supreme Court decision to uphold the national health care law.
Baby bump hall of fame.
Loss of master's degree pay bump has impact on teachers, grad schools.
Jevon Thomas walks under the hoop, inbounds the ball and playfully shoulder-bumps Wings Academy coach Billy Turnage.
The bride-to-be, who has yet to confirm whether she has a bun in the oven, was spotted outside of a Los Angeles office building on Thursday showing off what seemed to be a burgeoning baby bump – and RadarOnline.com has the photos.
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In science:

The bump at higher energy is a remnant of mX .
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
In the halo models there is no GZK bump, so the relatively large x part of the FF moves to the bump around 5×1019 GeV resulting in a much smaller mX than in the EG case.
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
An interesting feature of the GZK effect is that the shape of the produced GZK bump is rather insensitive to the injected spectrum so the dependence of χ2 on the choice of the FF is small.
Grand Unification Signal from Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays?
Note that since xi was bumped out at step i, it must have been inserted in an earlier step, so xi < i.
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
In this case the tableau at step i was obtained from the tableau at step i − 1 as a result of an inverse column bumping which ejected xi .
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
As already noted, the fact that the reverse column bumping procedure is used to construct the two line array from the tableau implies the former must therefore have decreasing subsequence length no greater than p.
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
Sensors bump-bonded to prototype front-end devices were tested in a high energy pion beam at Fermilab.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
Average pulse height versus track position for the ST2 CiS p-spray sensor bump-bonded to an FPIX0 readout chip.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
Fig. 13.a shows the predicted sensitivity of the spatial resolution on bias voltage for a p-stop detector bump bonded to an FPIX0 chip with 8 bit analog readout.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
As Γ is decreased below Γ†, the contour-lines become more and more complicated, as more and more bumps and dents do appear.
Optimum Placement of Post-1PN GW Chirp Templates Made Simple at any Match Level via Tanaka-Tagoshi Coordinates
Nevertheless, the bump in g (ω )/ω 2 found on the lattice is intrinsically tied to a characteristic frequency (the vanHove singularity, see [17, 23] and below).
Boson peak in an harmonic scalar model
The data show possible evidence for a SN bump.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
The SN contribution is clearly discernible, but a bump at slightly earlier times than that of our standard-candle SN1998bw would provide a slightly better description.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
The standard interpretation of the extinction curve separates the light spectrum into three parts: the visible, the 2000˚A bump, and the far-UV region.
The incompatibilities between the standard theory of interstellar extinction and observations
The standard theory separates this curve into three parts: the visible, the 2200˚A bump region, and the far-UV.
The incompatibilities between the standard theory of interstellar extinction and observations
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