clump Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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clumpnoun [C]

 us   /klʌmp/

clump noun [C] (GROUP)

a ​group, esp. of ​plants: Small clumps of ​hardygrass had ​sprung up between the ​rocks.


 us   /klʌmp/

clump verb (WALK)

[I always + adv/prep] to ​walk in a ​noisy way with ​heavysteps: He clumped up the ​steps.

clump verb (GROUP)

[I/T] to ​gather in a ​group, or to ​cause this to ​happen: [T] In ​ouroffice, the ​desks are clumped together with ​partitions around them.
(Definition of clump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clump" in British English

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uk   us   /klʌmp/

clump noun (GROUP)

[C] a ​group, ​especially of ​trees or ​flowers: a clump of ​grass/​daffodils

clump noun (LUMP)

[C] a ​solidmass of something such as ​soil: There were ​big clumps ofsoil on his ​boots.

clump noun (NOISY STEPS)

[C usually singular] the ​loudsound of ​slow, ​heavysteps: We could ​hear the clump of his ​feet on the ​woodenfloor.


uk   us   /klʌmp/

clump verb (WALK NOISILY)

[I + adv/prep] to ​walknoisily with ​slow, ​heavysteps: She clumped around the ​room/up the ​stairs in her ​boots.

clump verb (FORM GROUP)

[I or T] to ​form a ​group, or to put things into a ​group: As it ​started to ​rain, everyone clumped together in ​doorways.
(Definition of clump from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clump”
in Spanish grupo…
in Vietnamese bụi cây…
in Malaysian rumpun…
in Thai กลุ่มก้อน…
in French bouquet, massif…
in German die (Baum-) Gruppe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 群, (尤指树木或花)丛,簇,群…
in Turkish ağaç/bitki kümesi, topluluğu…
in Russian пучок, куст…
in Indonesian rumpun…
in Chinese (Traditional) 群, (尤指樹木或花)叢,簇,群…
in Polish kępa…
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