verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for lump
Origin of lump1
OTHER WORDS FROM lumplump·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for lump (2 of 2)
verb (used with object) Informal.
Origin of lump2
Example sentences from the Web for lump
If global airlines were lumped together as one country, they would rank among the world’s top five or six emitters of carbon dioxide, according to the International Energy Agency.United Airlines aims to suck carbon dioxide from the friendly skies|Steven Mufson|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
Experts also warn against lumping the two distinct biological phases of pregnancy and lactation together.Pregnant women agonize over whether to get coronavirus vaccine|Frances Stead Sellers|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
As we age, the thymus gradually turns into a lump of fat, no longer producing new T cells, and our immune system starts to falter.Cracking the code of biological aging could solve America’s health care crisis|matthewheimer|December 30, 2020|Fortune
Many of the numbers computers have to deal with are much bigger than 1 or 0, though, so computers lump multiple bits together to represent them.New IBM Research Means We Could Soon Train Neural Networks on a Smartphone|Edd Gent|December 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
“I have horrible luck,” Kevin said, and explained that he had been lumped in with the protest leaders for, as he put it, “asking questions” when the riot squad came in.
Biographer Andrew Roberts argues that history has maligned Napoleon by lumping him in with totalitarian thugs.
And the lumping together of DREAMers with farm laborers is a bizarre decision.What You Need to Know About the Gang of Eight's Immigration Reform Deal|Justin Green|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But more often than not, Perry is lumping together early constitutional debaters and quoting the people on the losing side.
Within a minute, riding side by side, our horses walking rapidly, we were out of sight of the lumping shadow of the ambulance.My Lady of Doubt|Randall Parrish
You get to thinking of them in general, lumping them as 'humanity.'East Angels|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Oh, that was for the House balls—oh, but we are lumping the two together.The Cock-House at Fellsgarth|Talbot Baines Reed
She did not believe in lumping big stuff together like that.The Quirt|B.M. Bower
"I won't," said Tom, flushing up to his hair, and lumping them all in his mind with his sworn enemy.Tom Brown's School Days|Thomas Hughes
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