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lumbers

verb
present tense third-person singular of lumber

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1 to move heavily or clumsily
  • the elephant lumbered through the jungle

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2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • the novel's plot lumbers to its predictable conclusion after 500 long pages

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3 to make a low heavy rolling sound
  • the horse-drawn wagon lumbered along the trail

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4 to place a weight or burden on
  • preparations that will lumber the expedition with unnecessary equipment and supplies

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“Lumbers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lumbers. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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