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bump

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bump

  1. 1 a small rounded mass of swollen tissue <that's a nasty bump on your arm where you hit the table> Synonyms knot, lump, node, nodule, swelling Related Words growth, tumor, wart; hump, hunch; bruise, contusion, welt; blister, boil; blob, chunk, clod, clump, gob, gobbet, hunk, knob, nub, nubble, nugget, wad

  2. 2 the act or an instance of bringing to a lower grade or rank <the bump was punishment for insubordination> Synonyms demotion, reduction Related Words disrating, downgrade; dismissal, firing, layoff, sacking; abasement, debasement, humiliation

  3. 3 a forceful coming together of two things <I felt the bump of the other car, but there was no damage to either vehicle> Synonyms impact, collision, concussion, crash, impingement, jar, jolt, jounce, kick, shock, slam, smash, strike, wallopRelated Words blow, buffet, hit, knock, punch, rap, slap, thump; bashing, battering, bludgeoning, clobbering, hammering, lambasting, licking, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; contact, encounter, meeting, touch


bump

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bump

  1. to come into usually forceful contact with something <that police officer bumped into me and should have apologized> Synonyms bang, bash, hit, collide, crash, impact, impinge, knock, ram, slam, smash, strike, swipe, thudRelated Words bounce, carom, clunk, glance, rebound, ricochet, skim, skip; contact, land, touch; brush, graze, kiss, nudge, scrape, shave, sweep; bulldoze, jostle, muscle, press, pushNear Antonyms miss, skirt


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