- a low, rounded rise of ground; hummock.
- a mountain or mountain range.
- an act or instance of sexual intercourse.
- a partner in sexual intercourse.
- British Slang. a fit of depression or bad humor: to get the hump.
- (initial capital letter) (in World War II) the Himalayas.
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Idioms for hump
Origin of hump
OTHER WORDS FROM humphumper, nounhumpless, adjective
Words nearby hump
Example sentences from the Web for hump
The problem is getting over the disgust hump, because people don’t realize they’ll cease to be disgusted once they get used to something.
They were about how animals got their famous features, like the camel’s hump and the leopard’s spots.Why Birds Can Fly Over Mount Everest - Issue 94: Evolving|Walter Murch|December 30, 2020|Nautilus
The vehicles will have longer wheelbases with shorter overhangs, which means the steering wheel and pedals can come forward, and there’s no hump down the center of the cabin to accommodate the drivetrain.Hyundai plans to build dozens of vehicles on its new modular EV platform|Stan Horaczek|December 3, 2020|Popular Science
If Democrats can get lower-propensity voters in the Rio Grande Valley and the big metro areas to turn out, I’m convinced we’d get over the hump.
It’s no longer Wednesday, but you should still check out our OZY hump day playlist.
Diplomatic dispatches at the time, written by men who had no reason to lie to their own rulers, reported no hump or withered arm.
Also 2004: John Kerry kept it close but never got over the hump.Barack Obama’s Cockiness Problem in His Contest With Mitt Romney|Michael Tomasky|April 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Despite 20 years of cycling between expectation and disappointment, I hump along with that aim in mind.
In the former Bill Hurt longed to hump you and in the latter a large dog did just that in your role as an animal trainer.
Of course, not even a new Contract With America may be enough to help Republicans over the hump in 2010.
She wore an old poke bonnet and carried a crooked stick, and there seemed to be a hump upon her back.
The hump-backed little figure with poke-bonnet and cane was chased out upon the broken landing.
The cloak and the hump under it were likewise torn off and went sailing away on the current.
Now, said the hump-backed man, who had watched him keenly, what do you mean by coming into my house in this violent way?Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Hump, stay and take this wolfeOut of my brest, that thou hast lodgd there, orFor euer lose mee.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
British Dictionary definitions for hump
Derived forms of humphumplike, adjective
Word Origin for hump
Idioms and Phrases with hump
see over the hump.