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"lump" in British English

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lumpnoun [C]

uk   /lʌmp/ us   /lʌmp/

lumpverb

uk   /lʌmp/ us   /lʌmp/ informal
(Definition of lump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lump" in American English

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lumpnoun [C]

us   /lʌmp/
a solid mass without a regular shape: The gravy had lumps of flour in it.
A lump is also a swelling under the skin: She found a lump under her arm.
lumpy
adjective us   /ˈlʌm·pi/
a lumpy pillow

lumpverb [T]

us   /lʌmp/
to consider or deal with as a group: Children of various abilities are lumped together in one class.
(Definition of lump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lump" in Business English

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lumpnoun

uk   /lʌmp/ us  
[C] FINANCE →  lump sum : in a lump You have to pay your tax in two lumps the following year.
[S] UK informal also the lump TAX a situation in which building workers say that they are self-employed in order to avoid paying tax, even though they are directly employed: The tax authorities are working hard to clamp down on the lump.
take the/your lumps US informal
to experience problems without complaining: As a trader, sometimes you've just got to take your lumps.
(Definition of lump from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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