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English definition of “bump”

bump

verb [I + adv/prep] (TRAVEL)    /bʌmp/
to travel , usually in a vehicle , in an uncomfortable way because the surface you are moving over is rough : We bumped along the track in our car holding on to our seats .Travelling
(Definition of bump verb (TRAVEL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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