clump


1clump

noun \ˈkləmp\

: a small ball or mass of something

: a group of things or people that are close together

: a loud, heavy sound made by footsteps

Full Definition of CLUMP

1
:  a group of things clustered together <a clump of bushes>
2
:  a compact mass
3
:  a heavy tramping sound
clumpy \ˈkləm-pē\ adjective

Examples of CLUMP

  1. There is a clump of bushes at the edge of the field.
  2. I could hear the clump of his footsteps as he came down the stairs.

Origin of CLUMP

probably from Low German klump
First Known Use: circa 1586

2clump

verb

: to form a mass or clump

: to walk with loud, heavy steps

Full Definition of CLUMP

intransitive verb
1
:  to walk or move clumsily and noisily
2
:  to form clumps
transitive verb
:  to arrange in or cause to form clumps

Examples of CLUMP

  1. The virus clumps the cells together.
  2. <a child clumping around the house in her father's oversized boots>

First Known Use of CLUMP

1665

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