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lump together

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Verb

to lump together

  1. To put different items or groups together and treat them, or think of them as one single group.
    People tend to lump turtles and tortoises together, when in fact they are different creatures.
    April 14 2007, The Guardian, The poorest of the poor
    • "Those who asked the authorities for help were a mixed bag: elderly, unemployed, sick or injured, widows, orphans, the mentally ill; all were lumped together in a "one size fits all" welfare system."

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