hump

[ huhmp ]
/ hʌmp /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Nearby words

  1. humorless,
  2. humorous,
  3. humorously,
  4. humour,
  5. humoursome,
  6. hump day,
  7. humpback,
  8. humpback salmon,
  9. humpback whale,
  10. humpbacked

Idioms

    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

Related formshump·er, nounhump·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for humping

hump

/ (hʌmp) /

noun

verb

Derived Formshumplike, adjective

Word Origin for hump

C18: probably from earlier humpbacked

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Word Origin and History for humping
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Idioms and Phrases with humping

hump

see over the hump.

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