verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bump
Examples from the Web for bump
Bump along with Bill to his newest (and possibly only) dance track in this promo video for GatesLetter.com.Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Covert Workout, Rob Ford Goes Jamaican and More Viral Videos|Ariana Dickey|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However the breakfast show they were working on has been axed and will be replaced by a show called The Bump.
In May, Michaele holed up in an L.A. recording studio and produced her very first pop single, “Bump It.”
Mr. Bump lives in Manhattan with his wife, China, and his dog, Lucy.
"Bump them off, of course, as Johnny so prettily puts it," yawned Sadie languidly.Dorothy Dixon Wins Her Wings|Dorothy Wayne
Bump it in the carburetor enough times, rake it with shrapnel, and it begins to lose its first freshness.Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
The pole seemed to have magnetic qualities and the result was "Bump."Nuggets of the New Thought|William Walker Atkinson,
I dreamt last night that you picked a rose from the middle of my Bump.The Bride of the Nile, Complete|Georg Ebers
I want to see as much as I can of you to-day, because to-night there is the Bump Supper, and to-morrow morning, alas!Zuleika Dobson|Max Beerbohm
Word Origin for bump
1590s, "protuberance caused by a blow;" 1610s as "a dull, solid blow;" see bump (v.). The dancer's bump and grind attested from 1940.
1560s, "to bulge out;" 1610s, "to strike heavily," perhaps from Scandinavian, probably echoic, original sense was "hitting" then of "swelling from being hit." Also has a long association with obsolete bum "to make a booming noise," which perhaps influenced surviving senses such as bumper crop, for something full to the brim (see bumper). To bump into "meet" is from 1880s; to bump off "kill" is 1908 in underworld slang. Related: Bumped; bumping. Bumpsy (adj.) was old slang for "drunk" (1610s).
In addition to the idioms beginning with bump
- bump into
- bump off
- bump up
- goose pimples (bumps)
- like a bump on a log