Meaning of “clump” in the English Dictionary

"clump" in British English

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clumpnoun

uk /klʌmp/ us /klʌmp/

clumpverb

uk /klʌmp/ us /klʌmp/

(Definition of “clump” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clump" in American English

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clumpnoun [ C ]

us /klʌmp/

clump noun [ C ] (GROUP)

a group, esp. of plants:

Small clumps of hardy grass had sprung up between the rocks.

clumpverb

us /klʌmp/

clump verb (WALK)

[ I always + adv/prep ] to walk in a noisy way with heavy steps:

He clumped up the steps.

clump verb (GROUP)

[ I/T ] to gather in a group, or to cause this to happen:

[ T ] In our office, the desks are clumped together with partitions around them.

(Definition of “clump” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)