at the pump

variants: less commonly

at the pumps

Definition of at the pump

US, informal

  1. :  at the places where customers buy gasoline for their cars Prices are higher at the pump. Expect long lines at the pumps this weekend.

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

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