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1 to make short up-and-down movements
  • the thighs of the bicyclists were pumping furiously as they neared the finish line

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2 to put a series of questions to
  • prying neighbors pumped the guileless child for information about the family's new pool

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3 to remove (liquid) gradually or completely
  • pumped water from the well

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The first known use of pump was in the 15th century

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“Pump.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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