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pump

verb

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  1. 1 to make short up-and-down movements <the thighs of the bicyclists were pumping furiously as they neared the finish line> Synonyms bob, bobble, jog, jounce, nod, seesaw, wagRelated Words jerk, jiggle, shake, wiggle, wobble (also wabble); oscillate, rock, sway, swing, undulate; drop, duck

  2. 2 to put a series of questions to <prying neighbors pumped the guileless child for information about the family's new pool> Synonyms catechize, grill, interrogate, examine, query, question, quiz, sweat [slang]Related Words debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll

  3. 3 to remove (liquid) gradually or completely <pumped water from the well> Synonyms bleed, draft, draw (off), drain, siphon (also syphon), tapRelated Words milk; suck; clear, empty, evacuate, exhaust, vacate, vacuate, void; decant, effuse; deplete; clean, flush, purgeNear Antonyms bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wet; deluge, drown, flood, inundate, overflow; submerge, swampAntonyms fill


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