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lump

noun [C] uk   /lʌmp/ us  

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.Masses and large amounts of things informal a separate large amount: I'll be getting the insurance money in two lumps.Masses and large amounts of things

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.Swellings and lumps

lump noun [C] (PERSON)

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

lump

verb uk   /lʌmp/ informal us  
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.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of lump from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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