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lump (plural lumps)
- Something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group.
- Stir the gravy until there are no more lumps.
- a lump of coal; a lump of clay; a lump of cheese
- A group, set, or unit.
- The money arrived all at once as one big lump sum payment.
- A small, shaped mass of sugar, typically about a teaspoonful.
- Do you want one lump or two with your coffee?
- A dull or lazy person.
- Don't just sit there like a lump.
- (informal, as plural) A beating or verbal abuse.
- He's taken his lumps over the years.
1994, Robert J. McMahon, The cold war on the periphery: the United States, India, and Pakistan, page 323:
- Komer admitted that the United States would probably suffer "short term lumps" as a result of Johnson's brusque decision.
- A projection beneath the breech end of a gun barrel.
something that protrudes, sticks out, or sticks together; a cluster or blob; a mound, hill, or group
group, set, or unit
A small, shaped mass of sugar
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- lump in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- lump in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- To treat as a single unit; to group together.
- People tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures.