bump


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, v. i. [See Boom to roar.]
   To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise, as the bittern; to
   boom.
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         As a bittern bumps within a reed.        --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, n.
   The noise made by the bittern.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\ (b[u^]mp; 215), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bumped
   (b[u^]mpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Bumping.] [Cf. W. pwmp round
   mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang, and E. bum, v. i., boom to
   roar.]
   To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to
   thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, v. i.
   To come in violent contact with something; to thump. "Bumping
   and jumping." --Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bump \Bump\, n. [From Bump to strike, to thump.]
   1. A thump; a heavy blow.
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   2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a
      protuberance.
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            It had upon its brow
            A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone. --Shak.
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   3. (Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are
      associated with distinct faculties or affections of the
      mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of
      "acquisitiveness." [Colloq.]
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   4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with
      the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]
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