verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of clump
Related Words for clumpedbundle, chunk, wad, lump, cluster, hunk, blob, knot, jumble, body, set, group, parcel, hodgepodge, shock, batch, gob, nugget, clutter, lot
Examples from the Web for clumped
Historical Examples of clumped
He made no noise himself, but Rectus and I clumped a good deal.A Jolly Fellowship
Frank R. Stockton
And then I clumped more slowly, studying the surface of the asteroid.The Risk Profession
Donald Edwin Westlake
He forgot noon-hunger, and clumped through the rain to the garage.Free Air
The vehicles were clumped, or, more likely, corralled upon the plain.The Wild Huntress
Jimmie Sullivan had clumped over to Aunt Jane, carrying his carnation.Aunt Jane
Word Origin for clump
1580s, "lump; cluster of trees," from Middle English clompe "a lump" (c.1300), from Dutch klomp "lump, mass," or Middle Low German klumpe "clog, wooden shoe." Old English had clympre "lump, mass of metal."
"walk heavily," 1660s, imitative. Related: Clumped; clumping.
"to heap or gather in clumps" (transitive), 1824, from clump (n.). Related: Clumped; clumping. Intransitive sense "to form a clump or clumps" is recorded from 1896.