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bump up

Definition of bump up

informal

  1. :  to move (something or someone) to a higher level, position, rank, etc. <Prices are being bumped up.> <They're bumping her up to district manager.>



Word by Word Definitions

bumpplay
  1. :  a relatively abrupt convexity or protuberance on a surface: as

    :  a swelling of tissue

    :  a cranial protuberance

  1. :  to strike or knock with force or violence

    :  to collide with

    :  to dislodge with a jolt

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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