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"hump" in British English

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humpnoun

uk   us   /hʌmp/
  • hump noun (LUMP)

[C] a ​large, round ​raisedarea or ​part: The ​carhit a hump in the ​road and ​swerved.UK Local ​residents are ​asking for speed humps (= ​raisedareasacross the ​road which make ​peopledriveslowly) to be ​installed in ​theirstreet. [C] a round ​raisedpart on a person's or animal's back: Some ​types of ​camel have two humps and ​others have one.
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humpverb

uk   us   /hʌmp/
  • hump verb (HAVE SEX)

[I or T] offensive to have ​sex (with someone)
(Definition of hump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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humpnoun [C]

 us   /hʌmp/
a ​large, round, ​raisedlump or ​part: The ​carswerved when it ​hit a hump in the ​road. A hump is also a round, ​raisedpart on a person’s or animal’s back: a camel’s hump
(Definition of hump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hump”
in Korean 툭 솟아 오른 곳…
in Arabic سَنام…
in Malaysian bonggol…
in French bosse…
in Russian бугор, горб…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隆起, 凸起, 駝峰…
in Italian gobba…
in Turkish tümsek, yükselti, tepecik…
in Polish garb…
in Spanish joroba, giba, montículo…
in Vietnamese cái bướu (lạc đà…), mô đất…
in Portuguese corcunda, corcova…
in Thai โหนก, ถนนส่วนที่ขึ้น ๆ ลง ๆ…
in German der Buckel…
in Catalan gep…
in Japanese (背中の)こぶ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隆起, 凸起, 驼峰…
in Indonesian ponok, gundukan…
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