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hump

[ huhmp ]
/ hʌmp /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Idioms for hump

    over the hump, past the most difficult, time-consuming, or dangerous part or period: The doctor says she's over the hump now and should improve steadily.

Origin of hump

First recorded in 1700–10; probably abstracted from humpbacked; akin to Frisian hompe “lump, chunk,” Dutch homp “lump, chunk,” Middle Low German hump “bump,” Norwegian dialect hupp, hump “flank (of an animal),” or Low German humpel, hümpel “height, knob, hump (of a camel)”

OTHER WORDS FROM hump

humper, nounhumpless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hump

hump
/ (hʌmp) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of hump

humplike, adjective

Word Origin for hump

C18: probably from earlier humpbacked
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Idioms and Phrases with hump

hump

see over the hump.

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