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hump

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noun \ˈhəmp\

Definition of hump

  1. 1 :  a rounded protuberance: such asa :  humpback 1b :  a fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal (as a camel, bison, or whale)c (1) :  mound, hummock (2) :  mountain, range the Himalayan hump

  2. 2 British :  a fit of depression or sulking

  3. 3 :  a difficult, trying, or critical phase or obstacle —often used in the phrase over the hump

humped

play \ˈhəm(p)t\ adjective

Examples of hump in a sentence

  1. failing her A-levels has certainly given her the hump

  2. a cloud-capped hump straddles the border separating the two countries

Origin and Etymology of hump

akin to Middle Low German hump bump, Dutch homp lump, chunk, Frisian homp, himp


First Known Use: 1681


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hump

verb

Definition of hump

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 usually vulgar :  to copulate with

  3. 2 :  to exert (oneself) vigorously

  4. 3 :  to make humpbacked :  hunch

  5. 4 chiefly British :  to put or carry on the back :  lug; also :  transport

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to exert oneself :  hustle

  8. 2 :  to move swiftly :  race

Examples of hump in a sentence

  1. the farmers had to really hump to get the harvest in before the rains

  2. the boat was really humping before the motor started to sputter all of a sudden

Circa 1785

First Known Use of hump

circa 1785



HUMP Defined for Kids

hump

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noun \ˈhəmp\

Definition of hump for Students

  1. 1 :  a rounded bulge or lump (as on the back of a camel)

  2. 2 :  a difficult part (as of a task) With that done, we're over the hump.

humped

\ˈhəmpt\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

hump

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noun \ˈhəmp\

Medical Definition of hump

  1. :  a rounded protuberance; especially :  humpback



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