failing her A-levels has certainly given her the hump
a cloud-capped hump straddles the border separating the two countries Verb
the farmers had to really hump to get the harvest in before the rains
the boat was really humping before the motor started to sputter all of a sudden
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Adding a hump behind the sail, like Ohio-class submarines, might require a lengthy redesign.—Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 Sep. 2023 People who snap photos often report a break or wake in the water or a dark-colored hump or object appearing out of the water.—Justine McDaniel, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2023 This means there can’t be any humps or deep furrows in the concrete.—Tim Carter, Chicago Tribune, 21 July 2023 Speed humps are traffic-calming tools intended to reduce vehicle speeds, and are being used around Somerville.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2023 The vehicle also feels very settled on its air suspension, shrugging off the speed humps that litter this first part of our route.—Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 21 July 2023 Homes are not facing the areas where the speed humps will be located.—Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 12 May 2023 Getting over that hump in this tournament was hardly a linear path, even after England won the European Championship last year on home soil.—Jenny Vrentas, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2023 Prestonwood Christian, the team Parish Episcopal beat in last year’s Division I state championship, will look to get over that hump, led by senior quarterback Kellen Tasby.—Peter Rauterkus, Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2023 See More
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akin to Middle Low German hump bump, Dutch homp lump, chunk, Frisian homp, himp