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clump

play
noun \ˈkləmp\

Simple Definition of clump

  • : 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. 1 :  a group of things clustered together <a clump of bushes>

  2. 2 :  a compact mass

  3. 3 :  a heavy tramping sound

clumpy play \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


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clump

verb

Simple Definition of clump

  • : to form a mass or clump

  • : to walk with loud, heavy steps

Full Definition of clump

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to walk or move clumsily and noisily

  3. 2 :  to form clumps

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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>



1665

First Known Use of clump

1665



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