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clump

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noun \ˈkləmp\

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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of clump

probably from Low German klump


First Known Use: circa 1586


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clump

verb

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 in a sentence

  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


CLUMP Defined for English Language Learners

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clump

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noun \ˈkləmp\

Definition of clump for English Language Learners

  • : a small ball or mass of something

  • : a group of things or people that are close together

  • : a loud, heavy sound made by footsteps


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clump

verb

Definition of clump for English Language Learners

  • : to form a mass or clump

  • : to walk with loud, heavy steps


CLUMP Defined for Kids

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clump

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noun \ˈkləmp\

Definition of clump for Students

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

  2. 2 :  a cluster or lump of something <A clump of mashed potatoes fell on his lap.>

  3. 3 :  a heavy tramping sound


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clump

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verb

Definition of clump for Students

clumped

clumping

  1. 1 :  to form or cause to form a clump or clumps

  2. 2 :  to walk with loud heavy steps :  clomp


Medical Dictionary

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clump

play
noun \ˈkləmp\

Medical Definition of clump

  1. :  a clustered mass of particles (as bacteria or blood cells)—compare agglutination


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clump

verb

Medical Definition of clump

  1. :  to form clumps

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to arrange in or cause to form clumps <the serum clumps the bacteria>



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