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clump

noun uk   /klʌmp/ us  

clump noun (GROUP)

[C] a group, especially of trees or flowers: a clump of grass/daffodils

clump noun (LUMP)

[C] a solid mass of something such as soil: There were big clumps of soil on his boots.

clump noun (NOISY STEPS)

[C usually singular] the loud sound of slow, heavy steps: We could hear the clump of his feet on the wooden floor.

clump

verb uk   /klʌmp/ us  

clump verb (WALK NOISILY)

[I + adv/prep] to walk noisily with slow, heavy steps: She clumped around the room/up the stairs in her boots.

clump verb (FORM GROUP)

[I or T] to form a group, or to put things into a group: As it started to rain, everyone clumped together in doorways.
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