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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bump

Plural
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  1. A light blow or jolting collision.
  2. The sound of such a collision.
  3. A protuberance on a level surface.
  4. A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.
  5. (rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.
  6. The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.
  7. (Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
  8. A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.
    US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.

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Verb

Infinitive
to bump

Third person singular
bumps

Simple past
bumped

Past participle
-

Present participle
bumping

to bump (third-person singular simple present bumps, present participle bumping, simple past and past participle bumped)
  1. Knock or run into with a jolt.
  2. (Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Derived terms

Abbreviation

bump

  1. (Internet) Bump Up My Post. To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Derived terms

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