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[n] an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
[n] something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form
[n] a lump on the body caused by a blow
[v] knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"
[v] remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
[v] dance erotically, as in"bump and grind": dance with the pelvis thrust forward
[v] 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] assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"

Misc. Definitions

\Bump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bumping}.] [Cf. W. pwmp round mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang, and E. bum, v. i., boom to roar.] To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
\Bump\, v. i. To come in violent contact with something; to thump. ``Bumping and jumping.'' --Southey.
\Bump\, n. [From {Bump} to strike, to thump.]
1. A thump; a heavy blow.
2. 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. --Shak.
3. (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.'' [Colloq.]
4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]
\Bump\, v. i. [See {Boom} to roar.] To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to boom. As a bittern bumps within a reed. --Dryden.
\Bump\, n. The noise made by the bittern.

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