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lump

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1 a small uneven mass
  • she dumped a lump of clay on the table and started to sculpt

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2 a small rounded mass of swollen tissue
  • I got a good-sized lump on my head from that fall

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3 an abnormal mass of tissue
  • advised by her doctor to examine her breasts regularly for unusual lumps

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4 failure to win a contest
  • you can't win all the time, so learn to take your lumps in stride

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5 a stupid person
  • gazed disgustedly at the lump her daughter had married

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6 a big clumsy often slow-witted person
  • standing next to those ballet dancers, with their graceful way of moving, I felt like a lump

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lump

verb

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1 to bring together in one body or place
  • when we lumped all of our pocket change together, we found that we had just enough a buy a carton of ice cream

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2 to move heavily or clumsily
  • while I was on crutches, I was lumping about the house like an elephant

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The first known use of lump was in the 14th century

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“Lump.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lump. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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