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lumpnoun [C]

uk   us   /lʌmp/

lump noun [C] (PIECE)

C2 a piece of a solid substance, usually with no particular shape: a lump of coal a sugar lump You don't want lumps in the sauce. UK informal a separate large amount: I'll be getting the insurance money in two lumps.
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lump noun [C] (IN THE BODY)

a hard swelling found in or on the body, especially because of illness or injury: She found a lump in her breast.

lump noun [C] (PERSON)

informal a heavy, awkward, stupid person: Come on, you great lump - get up from that sofa and do some work!

lumpverb

uk   us   /lʌmp/ informal
lump it to accept a situation or decision although you do not like it: The decision has been made, so if Tom doesn't like it, he can lump it.
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