Cite

Synonyms of bump

Noun


1. bump, injury, hurt, harm, trauma

usage: a lump on the body caused by a blow

2. bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence, projection

usage: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"

3. blow, bump, impact

usage: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Verb


1. bump, knock, hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with

usage: knock against with force or violence; "My car bumped into the tree"

2. find, happen, chance, bump, encounter

usage: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

3. bump, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward; "bump and grind"

4. demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs, delegate, designate, depute, assign

usage: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"

5. dislodge, bump, displace

usage: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: bump (Dictionary)