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clump

[ kluhmp ]
/ klʌmp /
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Definition of clump

noun
verb (used without object)
Also clomp [klomp] /klɒmp/ . to walk heavily and clumsily.
Immunology. to gather or be gathered into clumps; agglutinate.
verb (used with object)
to gather or form into a clump; mass.
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Origin of clump

First recorded in 1580–90; akin to Dutch klompe “lump, mass,” Old English clympre “lump of metal”

OTHER WORDS FROM clump

clumpy, clumpish, clumplike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clump

clump
/ (klʌmp) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of clump

clumpy, adjectiveclumpiness, noun

Word Origin for clump

Old English clympe; related to Middle Dutch klampe heap of hay, Middle Low German klampe clamp ², Swedish klimp small lump
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