: filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm
pumped for the football game

Examples of pumped in a Sentence

the whole city's so pumped for this championship that it's unbelievable
Recent Examples on the Web Gober has recreated an actual working ecosystem with pumped water running over handmade rocks, stones, moss, eddying around dead leaves, twigs, and sticks. Vulture, 24 Jan. 2022 The PGA Tour is back in session with the Sentry Tournament of Champions wrapping up this weekend in Maui at Kapalua with a pumped up $15 million purse up for grabs. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2023 Over 90 percent of what’s pumped is toxic water that needs to be removed and treated, making operations more expensive. Manuela Andreoni Erin Schaff, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2023 First, the pumped water will be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide, then pushed through filters to remove sediment such as dirt and sand, Cortez-Davis said. Hayley Smithstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec. 2022 In this episode, Howser gawps at installation art, gets very pumped for VHS or Beta, marvels at golf carts. Vulture, 17 Apr. 2022 After last week’s vote, advisers said, Mr. Biden seemed more pumped up for the challenge. Peter Baker, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2022 One possibility is to use the tanks to store water for a pumped hydroelectric power facility. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 3 Nov. 2022 Jack Harlow is pumped and totally ready to pull double-duty as host/musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pumped was in 1984

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“Pumped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumped. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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