bump bump  /ˈbəmp/


  1. (n) a lump on the body caused by a blow
  2. (n) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  3. (n) an impact (as from a collision)
  4. (v) knock against with force or violence
  5. (v) come upon, as if by accident; meet with
  6. (v) dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward
  7. (v) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  8. (v) remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied


  1. This announcement typically gives a candidate a 5-point temporary bump that dissipates.
  2. Known as the bump collection, it deformed the silhouette with Quasimodo-style padded lumps placed strangely and strategically on models' backs, shoulders and hips.
  3. The bump-and-bite is far more serious.


  1. Just a bull run bump

    Just a bull run bump Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 9:00 pm, Friday, June 21, 2013 New York It's really not so bad. Sure, the stock market is down nearly 5 percent since May 21, the day before the Federal Reserve first said it could begin pulling back its economic ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Wild week may just be a bump in the bull run

    Wild week may just be a bump in the bull run the Associated Press Published Jun 21, 2013 10:02PM MDT New York • It’s really not so bad. Investors decided that the stock market has suffered enough, at least for now. After a two-day plunge, stocks ended slightly down for the week but with an advance on Friday, the Dow up about 40 points. Sure, the stock markets have declined nearly 5 percent since ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Bump Club and Beyond™ Launches in San Francisco

    CHICAGO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bump Club and Beyond™, the country's largest social event group for moms and moms-to-be, is adding another "sibling" to its network by expanding west to ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Did we bump? Yes, I think we did. You said so. I don't disagree with that," Craig said.
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: USA Today

  2. "I was surprised by the ...... findings because I have been feeling so good," Specter said in the statement. "I consider this just another bump on the road to a successful recovery from Hodgkin's."
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: The Patriot-News - PennLive.com

  3. "I had a rough couple days," Benson said Wednesday. "I don't know if it's just a little bump that I'm going through or what, but the last couple days have been pretty sore. ...... Whenever it gets flared up like it is, it's tough to get that...
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Kris Benson Source: USA Today

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