Idioms about lump
Origin of lump1
OTHER WORDS FROM lumplump·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for lump (2 of 2)
Origin of lump2
How to use lump in a sentence
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
Habitually lumping both mainstream parties into one, she is not poised to endorse anyone.
But more often than not, Perry is lumping together early constitutional debaters and quoting the people on the losing side.
Instead, I asked that he get to know gay and lesbian people individually instead of lumping us together, stereotyping.
For some reason, the lumping rolls of chalk hill rising up on each side of this valley have a menace and a horror about them.The Old Front Line|John Masefield
Stir well to prevent lumping and cook slowly for one-half hour.
Stir to prevent lumping and then cook slowly for one-half hour.
He had a way of lumping his bills, at about so much, in settlement and probably never kept books.Eben Holden|Irving Bacheller
She was motoring with Kennicott, the car lumping through darkness, the lights showing mud-puddles and ragged weeds by the road.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with lump
In addition to the idiom beginning with lump
- lump in one's throat
- like it or lump it