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"bump" in British English

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bumpverb

uk   us   /bʌmp/
  • bump verb (HIT)

B2 [I + adv/prep] to ​hit something with ​force: She bumped into his ​tray, ​knocking the ​food onto his ​lap.B2 [T usually + adv/prep] to ​hurtpart of ​yourbody by ​hitting it against something hard: I bumped my ​head on the ​shelf as I ​stood up.

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  • bump verb (MOVE)

[T + adv/prep] to ​remove someone from a ​particularposition, sometimes to a different one: He had been ​playingbadly and was bumped from the ​team. They bumped me up to ​businessclass. She was bumped off the ​flight at the last ​minute.

bumpnoun [C]

uk   us   /bʌmp/
  • bump noun [C] (RAISED AREA)

C1 a round, ​raisedarea on a ​surface or on the ​body: Her ​bicyclehit a bump in the ​road and ​threw her off. Enrique had a ​nasty bump on his ​head from when he ​fell down.
  • bump noun [C] (HIT)

the ​sound of something ​falling to the ​ground: We ​heard a bump from the next ​room. an ​accidentinvolving a ​car, ​especially one that is not ​serious: A ​vandrove into ​theircar but ​luckily it was just a bump.
(Definition of bump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bump" in American English

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bumpnoun [C]

 us   /bʌmp/
  • bump noun [C] (RAISED AREA)

a ​raisedarea on a ​surface: The ​mosquitobitesleft bumps on her ​face.

bumpverb

 us   /bʌmp/
  • bump verb (HIT)

[I/T] to ​hit against something or someone, esp. by ​accident: [T] The ​childfell and bumped his ​head.
  • bump verb (PUSH AWAY)

[T] to move someone or something from a ​place, ​rank, or ​job: I ​knew if they got someone more ​qualified, I’d be bumped.
(Definition of bump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bump”
in Korean 부딪히다…
in Arabic يَرْتَطِم…
in Malaysian terlanggar…
in French (se) cogner (contre/dans)…
in Russian ударять(ся)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撞撃, 碰, 撞…
in Italian sbattere, urtare…
in Turkish çarpmak, vurmak, bindirmek…
in Polish uderzyć (się), walnąć (się)…
in Spanish dar(se) un golpe…
in Vietnamese đụng mạnh…
in Portuguese esbarrar…
in Thai ชน…
in German prallen, stoßen…
in Catalan donar-se un cop a…
in Japanese ~をぶつける, ~にぶつかる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撞击, 碰, 撞…
in Indonesian membentur…
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