Synonyms and Antonyms of pump
1 to make short up-and-down movements the thighs of the bicyclists were pumping furiously as they neared the finish line Synonyms of pump bob, bobble, jog, jounce, nod, seesaw, wagWords Related to pump jerk, jiggle, shake, wiggle, wobble (also wabble); oscillate, rock, sway, swing, undulate; drop, duck
2 to put a series of questions to prying neighbors pumped the guileless child for information about the family's new pool Synonyms of pump catechize, grill, interrogate, examine, query, question, quiz, sweat [slang]Words Related to pump debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll
3 to remove (liquid) gradually or completely pumped water from the well Synonyms of pump bleed, draft, draw (off), drain, siphon (also syphon), tapWords Related to pump milk; suck; clear, empty, evacuate, exhaust, vacate, vacuate, void; decant, effuse; deplete; clean, flush, purgeNear Antonyms of pump bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wet; deluge, drown, flood, inundate, overflow; submerge, swampAntonyms of pump fill
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