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I'm an east coaster, you know, I'm brought up in Toronto where it's very much, like, kind of a miniature New York in that there's a subway and you're surrounded by people a lot and, you know, you bump into people and you have interactions and you communicate and la la la.
Paulo Costanzo

Meaning of "bump" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BUMP

Probably of imitative origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BUMP

bump  [bʌmp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUMP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bump is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bump in English.

WHAT DOES BUMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bump

Bump or Bumps may refer to: ▪ A collision or impact ▪ A raised protrusion on the skin such as a pimple, goose bump, prayer bump, lie bumps, etc.

Definition of bump in the English dictionary

The first definition of bump in the dictionary is when intr, usually foll by against or into to knock or strike with a jolt. Other definition of bump is often foll by along to travel or proceed in jerks and jolts. Bump is also to hurt by knocking.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BUMP

PRESENT

Present
I bump
you bump
he/she/it bumps
we bump
you bump
they bump
Present continuous
I am bumping
you are bumping
he/she/it is bumping
we are bumping
you are bumping
they are bumping
Present perfect
I have bumped
you have bumped
he/she/it has bumped
we have bumped
you have bumped
they have bumped
Present perfect continuous
I have been bumping
you have been bumping
he/she/it has been bumping
we have been bumping
you have been bumping
they have been bumping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bumped
you bumped
he/she/it bumped
we bumped
you bumped
they bumped
Past continuous
I was bumping
you were bumping
he/she/it was bumping
we were bumping
you were bumping
they were bumping
Past perfect
I had bumped
you had bumped
he/she/it had bumped
we had bumped
you had bumped
they had bumped
Past perfect continuous
I had been bumping
you had been bumping
he/she/it had been bumping
we had been bumping
you had been bumping
they had been bumping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bump
you will bump
he/she/it will bump
we will bump
you will bump
they will bump
Future continuous
I will be bumping
you will be bumping
he/she/it will be bumping
we will be bumping
you will be bumping
they will be bumping
Future perfect
I will have bumped
you will have bumped
he/she/it will have bumped
we will have bumped
you will have bumped
they will have bumped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bumping
you will have been bumping
he/she/it will have been bumping
we will have been bumping
you will have been bumping
they will have been bumping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bump
you would bump
he/she/it would bump
we would bump
you would bump
they would bump
Conditional continuous
I would be bumping
you would be bumping
he/she/it would be bumping
we would be bumping
you would be bumping
they would be bumping
Conditional perfect
I would have bump
you would have bump
he/she/it would have bump
we would have bump
you would have bump
they would have bump
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bumping
you would have been bumping
he/she/it would have been bumping
we would have been bumping
you would have been bumping
they would have been bumping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bump
we let´s bump
you bump
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bump
Past participle
bumped
Present Participle
bumping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUMP


chump
tʃʌmp
clump
klʌmp
crump
krʌmp
dump
dʌmp
flump
flʌmp
gump
ɡʌmp
high-jump
ˈhaɪˌdʒʌmp
hump
hʌmp
jump
dʒʌmp
lump
lʌmp
plump
plʌmp
pump
pʌmp
rump
rʌmp
slump
slʌmp
stump
stʌmp
sump
sʌmp
thump
θʌmp
trump
trʌmp
tump
tʌmp
ump
ʌmp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUMP

bummock
bump ball
bump into
bump off
bump start
bump uglies
bump up
bump-start
bumper
bumper car
bumper sticker
bumper to bumper
bumph
bumpier
bumpiest
bumpily
bumpiness
bumping race
bumpkin
bumpkinish

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUMP

air pump
bicycle pump
breast pump
broad jump
fist bump
fuel pump
gas pump
heat pump
high jump
long jump
on the jump
on the stump
parachute jump
petrol pump
refuse dump
suction pump
the black stump
the high jump
the lump
vacuum pump

Synonyms and antonyms of bump in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BUMP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bump» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bump
bang · blow · bounce · budge · bulge · clonk · clump · clunk · collision · contusion · crash · dislodge · displace · hit · hump · impact · jar · jerk · jog · jolt · jostle · jounce · knob · knock · knot · lump · lurch · move · node · nodule · protuberance · rap · rattle · remove · shake · shift · shock · slam · smack · smash · strike · swelling · thud · thump · wallop

Translation of «bump» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUMP

Find out the translation of bump to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bump from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bump» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

撞击
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

topetazo
570 millions of speakers

English

bump
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टक्कर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضَرْبَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

столкновение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pancada surda
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আচমকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bosse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Benjolan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Plumps
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

衝突
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

충돌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bump
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự va mạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சந்ததிக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दणका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çarpmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

urto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uderzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

удар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ciocnire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πρόσκρουση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stamp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stöt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hump
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bump

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUMP»

The term «bump» is very widely used and occupies the 10.393 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUMP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bump

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10 QUOTES WITH «BUMP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bump.
1
Russell Baker
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
2
Jessie Baylin
I definitely want to have a family without a doubt. I want to know that kind of love, and I'm definitely thinking about it. I'm not afraid to have a little baby bump on stage someday.
3
Berenice Bejo
Even in the very beginning when she would bump into George Valentine and people would start taking pictures of her, she never thought, 'I'm with George Valentine. I need to get a picture with him.' She's like 'oh that's funny. Everyone's taking pictures!'
4
Danny Bonaduce
I am a proud participant of the Spencer Tracy School of Acting: Know your lines, don't bump into the furniture.
5
Barbara Broccoli
Every 20 minutes you've got to have a bump, you've got to have a change in course, you've got to unsettle the audience. It can't be too predictable so something has to happen. I think that was something that Hitchcock did very well too. You couldn't let an audience feel too settled in.
6
Dan Buettner
I live on the water. I live in a neighborhood that's consummately connected to my neighbors. I bump into them every day. I can bike to work.
7
Billy Campbell
The kind of people that love 'The Rocketeer' are the kind of people that love good storytelling and innocence and a better world, so to speak, so they're almost always nice people to bump into.
8
Paulo Costanzo
I'm an east coaster, you know, I'm brought up in Toronto where it's very much, like, kind of a miniature New York in that there's a subway and you're surrounded by people a lot and, you know, you bump into people and you have interactions and you communicate and la la la.
9
Johnny Depp
When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.
10
Jessica De Gouw
When I was 12, I snapped my arm in two. My wrist still has a funny bump because they didn't join it back together so great.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUMP»

Discover the use of bump in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bump and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bump
A black comedy explores the line separating love and obsession in a story that begins in the aftermath of a three-car pileup in Los Angeles and intertwines the lives of a trio of motorists and a police officer. Reprint.
Diana Wagman, 2004
2
Bump
I fell and bumped myself. My family helped me with a band-aid, a bandage and a sling. But there was another thing that helped me most. What do you think it was.
Josephine Croser, 2003
3
Things that Go Bump in the Night
Collects ten tales of terror that are presented in three parts each, beginning with links and passwords to an online audio introduction, followed by the written text in the book, and ending with links to online video finales.
Patrick Carman, 2011
4
Lie Groups
This book is intended for a one year graduate course on Lie groups.
Daniel Bump, 2004
5
Automorphic Forms and Representations
This book takes advanced graduate students from the foundations to topics on the research frontier.
Daniel Bump, 1998
6
My Bump and Me
My Bump and Me is about everything Myleene did 'wrong' during her pregnancy, how her hormones turned her into a woman she hardly recognised, and how incredible it feels to be expecting a baby.
Myleene Klass, 2009
7
Bump and Run
After inheriting half of the New York Hawks, Las Vegas player Jack Molloy is thrust head-first into the wild world of professional football, contending with steroids, corruption, sportswriters, tough coaches, and gambling. Reprint.
Mike Lupica, 2001
8
Speed Bump: Cartoons For Idea People
Relationships, health, work, and kids as well as philosophy and aliens are explored in this collection of thoughtful, hilarious panels from the widely syndicated Speed Bump cartoon.
Dave Coverly, 2004
9
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Haunted houses, sudden and violent deaths and restless spirits returning to avenge their murderers are among the subjects of these spine-chilling accounts
Louis Clark Jones, 1959
10
Caution Speed Bump: A Collection of Cartoon Skidmarks
A collection of hilarious cartoons forces readers to slow down and take a good look at the absurdities of life. Original.
Dave Coverly, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUMP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bump is used in the context of the following news items.
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NASA's New Horizons closing in on Pluto despite 'speed bump'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
2
Samsung Slashes Smartphone Prices to Bump up Orders
Samsung Slashes Smartphone Prices to Bump up Orders. 10. 15 PA XTRA NEWS. It was just yesterday that we posted a report titled ... «Patently Apple, Jul 15»
3
Orson Welles's Last Film Hits a Bump in Production, but Project …
LOS ANGELES — The producers behind an effort to finish “The Other Side of the Wind,” the incomplete final film of Orson Welles, are moving ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Katherine Jenkins covers baby bump in eye-catching blue blazer as …
The blonde singer, who is due to give birth this autumn, covered her baby bump in a loose black blouse that she wore beneath a bright blue ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Kim Kardashian Flaunts Super Curvy Pregnancy Bod In Skintight …
Kimmy was spotted filming 'KUWTK' looking ravishing in a tight black dress, showing off her growing baby bump. Fashion comes first! «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
6
Diane Stafford: Looking for a pay bump? The outlook is bumpy
Good luck trying to predict if your total compensation will improve this year. Most hourly workers - and many salaried ones - are facing a ... «Centre Daily Times, Jul 15»
7
Ultra-fast internet hits speed bump
The roll out of ultra fast broadband (UFB) in Whangarei is being delayed as Northpower Fibre is having to chase absentee landlords for ... «Northern Advocate, Jul 15»
8
Wolfpack attendance bump leads NCAA in 2014-15
A sellout crowd in the PNC Arena enjoyed N.C. State's victory over Duke in January. Posted: Monday, July 6, 2015 11:26 am. Wolfpack attendance bump leads ... «Greensboro News & Record, Jul 15»
9
Boutique maternity and nursing specialist The Little Bump Company …
Owned by Eve Fernando, the shop is a specialist boutique "bringing ultra-stylish and comfortable clothes to women throughout the Cotswolds ... «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
10
District officials: Budget provides small bump in state funding
“We are grateful for the small increase but (state funding for public schools) still did not go to the support level for New Albany's children that it ... «ThisWeekNews, Jul 15»

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