He pumped the water up from the bottom of the boat.
The machine suddenly stopped pumping.
We pumped the boat dry.
We had to pump the basement out.
Your heart pumps blood all over your body.
I could feel the blood pumping through my veins.
Blood pumped out of the cut. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Transformers star Fox teamed a bright red bob hairstyle with a plunging, off-the-shoulder white mini-dress and pointed pumps for the gala — and was joined by fiancé, Machine Gun Kelly.—Clare Fisher, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 These include a bio-inspired robotic hand, a six-legged robot with a grabber, and a pump modeled on the heart.—IEEE Spectrum, 15 Nov. 2023 During a 2010 probation meeting and sentencing for missing counseling sessions related to her 2007 DUI, Lindsay Lohan wore a court-appropriate outfit of a black cowl neck, black trousers, peep-toe pumps, and a gray cardigan.—Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 The spewing and leaking of oil from its 24/7 turbines and drainage pumps (built in the 1960s) caused major damage to residents’ property in March 2023; a replacement is not expected to be in operation until the end of 2024.—Essence, 10 Nov. 2023 One model might take four minutes to drain (count the 240 seconds to realize how long that can seem) while another might empty in 30 seconds because the drain is connected to a pump, Yavuz says.—Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 Oxblood of course being the official color of autumn 2023, Fox added oxblood pumps to match her red mani and her new cherry-red hair.—Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 9 Nov. 2023 Once the Morena pump station is built and operational, phase one of Pure Water will reach the goal of 30 million gallons per day.—David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2023 Notably Insulet, which makes insulin pumps, soared in morning trading Friday after reporting revenue that beat analyst estimates while boosting its revenue growth projections for the year.—David Wainer, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2023
He was pumped to do it and had a really special presence on set.—Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 The culture is part of his DNA, pumping through his veins and busting at the seams to get out.—Kyle Eustice, SPIN, 16 Nov. 2023 The most common postmortem findings among the athletes either found no specific reason for the sudden cardiac arrest or found that idiopathic left ventricular hypertrophy (the thickening of the heart's left pumping chamber) or possible cardiomyopathy (a disease of the heart muscle) were to blame.—Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 In future projects, Heirloom also plans to pump carbon dioxide into underground storage wells, burying it.—Brad Plumer, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 As humanity pumps carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of that gas dissolves in the ocean, which increases the acidity of the water.—WIRED, 8 Nov. 2023 National Democratic and progressive organizations have pumped money into the races, including the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, and the States Project.—Grace Segers, The New Republic, 5 Nov. 2023 This disrupts the heart's pumping action and stops blood flow through the body.—Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 The heart must work harder to pump the blood, which can result in heart disease.—Sherry Christiansen Updated, Verywell Health, 5 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English pumpe, pompe; akin to Middle Low German pumpe pump, Middle Dutch pompe