verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of clump
Related Words for clumpingbundle, chunk, wad, lump, cluster, hunk, blob, knot, jumble, body, set, group, parcel, hodgepodge, shock, batch, gob, nugget, clutter, lot
Examples from the Web for clumping
Historical Examples of clumping
As she opened the squeaky screen-door he was clumping down the steps.In a Little Town
It was as musical as the clumping of a new pair of red topped boots.Red Head and Whistle Breeches
Ellis Parker Butler
There was a great army of them, clumping down the road the way they do.Fanny Herself
They heard a clumping step upon the staircase, and, when it reached the landing, it stopped at their door.The Lost Prince
Frances Hodgson Burnett
The girl, clumping along in the boots which were much too large for her, entered a small room to one side.Missing at Marshlands
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.