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verb (used without object)
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Idioms for lump
Origin of lump1
OTHER WORDS FROM lumplump·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby lump
Definition for lump (2 of 2)
verb (used with object) Informal.
Origin of lump2
Example sentences from the Web for lump
You can lump unemployment policies into two broad categories—the US-style efforts that provide payments to people who have lost their jobs, and policies popular in Europe that provide money to companies to keep workers on the payroll.Job markets in the US and Europe are surprisingly similar|Dan Kopf|September 16, 2020|Quartz
Unlike spoons, spurtles allegedly don’t drag and prevent lumps.
That arrangement might look something like paying a lump sum, Shevchuck suggests, but Moran argues “in my experience, arrangements to collect money from employees who have departed are inherently problematic.”As Trump’s payroll tax holiday kicks in, here’s what employers and employees need to know|Anne Sraders|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Upon closer inspection of a big lump of bones in the creature’s belly, Motani’s team discovered that the last thing the ichthyosaur ate was the body of a thalattosaur, sans head and tail.This ichthyosaur died after devouring a creature nearly as long as itself|Maria Temming|August 20, 2020|Science News
A pair of changes being rolled out to Apple’s operating systems has publishers lumping the device maker into that group as well.
French President François Hollande is telling the French people they should “not lump them together.”
If the Americans are going to lump them together with ISIS, maybe best to join forces.ISIS and Al Qaeda Ready to Gang Up on Obama's Rebels|Jamie Dettmer|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The one-time anti-bullying champion let his attorney seek to lump the victim together with the victimizer.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One morning in late December, Sclove told me she awoke to discover a lump on her lower spine.
The lump, it turned out, was the result of a dislocated vertebrae.
Besides a few crumbs, it contained a small lump of narwhal blubber and a little packet.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Now Isaias had ordered that they should take a lump of figs, and lay it as a plaster upon the wound, and that he should be healed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He gulped back the lump in his throat; his trembling nerves became as steel.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Furs should be kept in a box, alone, and in summer carefully packed, with a quantity of lump camphor to protect from moths.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
There was a lump in Perry's throat at that moment, and he stopped his rocking and turned to the fire, so his back was toward me.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for lump (1 of 2)
- self-employed workers in the building trade considered collectively, esp with reference to tax and national insurance evasion
- (as modifier)lump labour
Word Origin for lump
British Dictionary definitions for lump (2 of 2)
Word Origin for lump
Idioms and Phrases with lump
In addition to the idiom beginning with lump
- lump in one's throat
- like it or lump it