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pump

noun [C] uk   us   /pʌmp/

pump noun [C] (DEVICE)

B1 a piece of equipment that is used to cause liquid, air, or gas to move from one place to another: a water/bicycle/fuel pump a petrol (US gas) pump
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pump noun [C] (SHOE)

[usually plural] a type of flat shoe, like a ballet dancer's shoe, worn by women [usually plural] US (UK court shoe) a type of plain shoe with a raised heel and no way of fastening it to the foot, worn by women [usually plural] UK a flat shoe made of heavy cloth, worn by children for doing sports

pump

verb uk   us   /pʌmp/

pump verb (LIQUID/GAS)

[T usually + adv/prep] to force liquid or gas to move somewhere: Our latest machine can pump a hundred gallons a minute. The new wine is pumped into storage tanks. The heart pumps blood through the arteries/round the body.

pump verb (INFORMATION)

[T] informal to keep asking someone for information, especially in a way that is not direct: She was pumping me for details of the new project.
Translations of “pump”
in Arabic مِضَخّة…
in Korean 펌프…
in Malaysian pam…
in French pompe…
in Turkish pompa…
in Italian pompa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設備, 唧筒,幫浦,抽水機, 油泵…
in Russian насос, помпа…
in Polish pompa, pompka…
in Vietnamese máy bơm, cái bơm (xe)…
in Spanish bomba…
in Portuguese bomba…
in Thai เครื่องสูบน้ำ, เครื่องปั๊มน้ำหรือลม…
in German die Pumpe…
in Catalan bomba, manxa…
in Japanese (水などをくみ上げる)ポンプ…
in Indonesian pompa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 设备, 泵,抽水机, 油泵…
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