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pump iron

Definition of pump iron


  1. :  to lift weights in order to make the muscles stronger <I'm going to the gym to pump some iron.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a device that raises, transfers, delivers, or compresses fluids or that attenuates gases especially by suction or pressure or both

    :  heart

    :  an act or the process of pumping

  1. :  to work a pump :  raise or move a fluid with a pump

    :  to exert oneself to pump or as if to pump something

    :  to move in a manner that resembles the action of a pump handle

  1. :  a shoe that grips the foot chiefly at the toe and heel

    :  a close-fitting woman's dress shoe with a moderate to high heel

  1. :  something made of iron: as

    :  shackles for the hands or legs

    :  a heated metal implement used for branding or cauterizing

  1. :  of, relating to, or made of iron

    :  resembling iron

    :  strong and healthy :  robust

  1. :  to furnish or cover with iron

    :  to shackle with irons

    :  to smooth with or as if with a heated iron

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