sump pump

noun

Definition of sump pump

: a pump (as in a basement) to remove accumulations of liquid (such as water) from a sump pit

Examples of sump pump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Installing a sump pump, smart water sensors, and more will also help defend your home against water. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways to Prevent Water Damage At Home," 14 Oct. 2020 Checking for leaks and fixing them, verifying your appliances aren’t being recalled, testing your sump pump, cleaning your gutters, renewing the finish on your hardwood floors, filling cracks in your driveways, etc. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "How to kick Murphy to the curb," 26 Aug. 2020 The readers deserve our fresh disasters, not the school we got expelled from two years ago or the sump pump failing last winter. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "Hitting the road can help you appreciate the real thing at home," 30 June 2020 Rapp did odd jobs around the house of Carole Pelfrey, owner of the fitness studio, whether that was fixing a sump pump, cleaning gutters or upgrading a computer. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Steven Rapp, lost to COVID-19, was Greenwood’s Renaissance man," 5 June 2020 Among the inventory items were: a DVR, a carbon monoxide detector, eight cameras, two alarm panels, a motion sensor and a sump pump alarm along with other items. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith expected to be charged within days," 23 Mar. 2020 Among the inventory items were: a DVR, a carbon monoxide detector, eight cameras, two alarm panels, a motion sensor and a sump pump alarm along with other items. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Police sought Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith's cell phone, computer in raid at office," 10 June 2019 Firefighters twice flushed and pumped out the family's sump pump, only to see oily material return. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Troy homeowners’ horror: 'Dad, something really stinks in the basement'," 12 July 2019 There are fruit trees too, along with new rows of carrots and beets tucked in among the taller plants, a sump pump for gray water and giant piles of compost. Los Angeles Times, "An urban farm grows in Los Angeles. You can be a part of it.," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sump pump

1875, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Sump pump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sump%20pump. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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sump pump

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sump pump

US : a pump that removes water from underneath a house or building

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