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English definition of “pump”

pump

verb [T] (INFORMATION)    /pʌmp/ 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.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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