A talented broadcaster, he decided to use fear and hate to pump up his ratings.
Was the calculator created only to pump up sales of the already multi-billion-dollar statin market?
He's still out there trying to pump up the Tea Party wingnut vote.
These raffles are an attempt to pump up the lagging numbers of small donors at low cost.
Winemakers will also pump up or tone down the organic material in wine.
This of course is only possible when there is a tank and power of some kind to pump up the water.
Then Mrs. Lakeman tried to pump up a little dramatic energy.
One had not to pump up conversation for him, and I do not suppose that, as men go, he was really very touchy.
Tom had inquired why they went down to the end of the oval to get water when there was a pump up in the middle of the grounds.
What if I do have to pump up an intelligent interest in politics in general, and affairs in the Far East in particular?
"apparatus for forcing liquid or air," early 15c., of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle Dutch pompe "water conduit, pipe," or Middle Low German pumpe "pump" (Modern German Pumpe), both from some North Sea sailors' word, possibly of imitative origin.
"low shoe without fasteners," 1550s, of unknown origin, perhaps echoic of the sound made when walking in them, or perhaps from Dutch pampoesje, from Javanese pampoes, of Arabic origin. Klein's sources propose a connection with pomp (n.). Related: pumps.
c.1500, from pump (n.1). Metaphoric extension in pump (someone) for information is from 1630s. To pump iron "lift weights for fitness" is from 1972. Related: Pumped; pumping.
A machine or device for raising, compressing, or transferring fluids.
A molecular mechanism for the active transport of ions or molecules across a cell membrane.
To raise or cause to flow by means of a pump.
To transport ions or molecules against a concentration gradient by the expenditure of chemically stored energy.