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Idioms about lump

    get / take one's lumps, to receive or endure hardship, punishment, criticism, etc.: Without its star pitcher, the baseball team will get its lumps today.

Origin of lump

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English lumpe, lomp(e); cognate with early Dutch lompe “piece,” Danish lump(e) “lump,” dialectal Norwegian lump “block”

OTHER WORDS FROM lump

lump·ing·ly, adverb

Other definitions for lump (2 of 2)

lump2
[ luhmp ]
/ lʌmp /

verb (used with object) Informal.
to put up with; resign oneself to; accept and endure: If you don't like it, you can lump it.

Origin of lump

2
An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; perhaps identical with British dialect lump “to look sullen”
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British Dictionary definitions for lump (1 of 2)

lump1
/ (lʌmp) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for lump

C13: probably related to early Dutch lompe piece, Scandinavian dialect lump block, Middle High German lumpe rag

British Dictionary definitions for lump (2 of 2)

lump2
/ (lʌmp) /

verb
(tr) informal to tolerate or put up with; endure (in the phrase lump it)

Word Origin for lump

C16: origin uncertain
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lump

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