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bump

verb uk   us   /bʌmp/

bump verb (HIT)

B2 [I + adv/prep] to hit something with force: She bumped into his tray, knocking the food onto his lap.B2 [T usually + adv/prep] to hurt part of your body by hitting it against something hard: I bumped my head on the shelf as I stood up.
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bump verb (TRAVEL)

[I + adv/prep] to travel, usually in a vehicle, in an uncomfortable way because the surface you are moving over is rough: We bumped along the dirt road in our car, holding on to our seats.

bump verb (MOVE)

[T + adv/prep] to remove someone from a particular position, sometimes to a different one: He had been playing badly and was bumped from the team. They bumped me up to business class. She was bumped off the flight at the last minute.

bump

noun [C] uk   us   /bʌmp/

bump noun [C] (RAISED AREA)

C1 a round, raised area on a surface or on the body: Her bicycle hit a bump in the road and threw her off. Enrique had a nasty bump on his head from when he fell down.

bump noun [C] (HIT)

the sound of something falling to the ground: We heard a bump from the next room. an accident involving a car, especially one that is not serious: A van drove into their car but luckily it was just a bump.

bump noun [C] (INCREASE)

mainly US an increase in something: There had been a bump in the number of students with learning disorders.
Translations of “bump”
in Arabic يَرْتَطِم…
in Korean 부딪히다…
in Malaysian terlanggar…
in French (se) cogner (contre/dans)…
in Turkish çarpmak, vurmak, bindirmek…
in Italian sbattere, urtare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撞撃, 碰, 撞…
in Russian ударять(ся)…
in Polish uderzyć (się), walnąć (się)…
in Vietnamese đụng mạnh…
in Spanish dar(se) un golpe…
in Portuguese esbarrar…
in Thai ชน…
in German prallen, stoßen…
in Catalan donar-se un cop a…
in Japanese ~をぶつける, ~にぶつかる…
in Indonesian membentur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撞击, 碰, 撞…
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