plural of bump

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a small rounded mass of swollen tissue
  • that's a nasty bump on your arm where you hit the table

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2 the act or an instance of bringing to a lower grade or rank
  • the bump was punishment for insubordination

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3 a forceful coming together of two things
  • I felt the bump of the other car, but there was no damage to either vehicle

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present tense third-person singular of bump

Synonyms & Antonyms of bumps (Entry 2 of 2)

to come into usually forceful contact with something
  • that police officer bumped into me and should have apologized

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“Bumps.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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