pump (someone or something) full of (something)

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Definition of pump (someone or something) full of (something)

: to fill (someone or something) with (something) by using a pump
  • They pumped the balloon full of helium.
often used figuratively
  • She was pumped full of antibiotics/caffeine.
  • He pulled out a gun and threatened to pump them full of bullets/lead.

Word by Word Definitions

pump play
  1. : a device that raises, transfers, delivers, or compresses fluids or that attenuates gases especially by suction or pressure or both

  2. : heart

  3. : an act or the process of pumping

  1. : to work a pump : raise or move a fluid with a pump

  2. : to exert oneself to pump or as if to pump something

  3. : 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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

full play
  1. : containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

  2. : complete especially in detail, number, or duration

  3. : lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. : very, extremely

  2. : entirely

  3. : straight, squarely

  1. : the highest or fullest state or degree

  2. : the utmost extent

  1. : to become full

  2. : to make full in sewing

  1. : to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing


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