\ ˈəmp How to pronounce ump (audio) \

Definition of ump

 (Entry 1 of 2)


umped; umping; umps

Definition of ump (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to act as umpire

Examples of ump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The ump inspected Nats pitcher Max Scherzer three times in five innings; the first two were routine, while the third was at the request of Phillies manager Joe Girardi. Jeva Lange, The Week, 23 June 2021 One night after his hideous performance behind the plate in Game 4, Diaz rotated to right-field duty and stationed himself just a few feet behind first base ump Alan Porter., 21 Oct. 2021 Plate umpire Doug Eddings checked with first base ump Gabe Morales, who ruled Flores swung. Michael Wagaman, ajc, 15 Oct. 2021 During the first robo-ump season, players complained about some strange calls. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Tuesday night witnessed a surreal set of ump-pitcher encounters. Jason Gay, WSJ, 23 June 2021 The umpires, including second-base ump Sam Holbrook, ruled the ball was live, a non-catch. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 June 2021 This ticked off Scherzer, who responded to the ump by theatrically ditching his cap and glove, and unbuckling his belt. Jason Gay, WSJ, 23 June 2021 Why not simply have the home-plate ump get out his jeweler’s loupe? Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That makes the chair ump job mostly button-pushing. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 2021 Only three men have umped more major league games than Davis, and no one has been on the field for more playoff games. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 June 2019 West, who ranks third in games umped over his career, was suspended for three games for answering a USA Today question on baseball's biggest complainer. Paul Sullivan,, 11 Aug. 2017 The third baseman was visibly and vocally distressed and finally ump Mike Muchlinski ejected him. John Hickey, The Mercury News, 4 May 2017 In Pittsburgh to ump a game between the Pirates and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, Tumpane saw a woman contemplating suicide on the city's famed Roberto Clemente Bridge. Jason Kurtz, CNN, 30 June 2017

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1912, in the meaning defined above


1928, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2022

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