lump lump  /ˈləmp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a compact mass
  2. (n) an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
  3. (n) an awkward stupid person
  4. (n) a large piece of something without definite shape
  5. (v) put together indiscriminately
  6. (v) group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

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Usage(s):

  1. But Ellen's lump had come on too fast; it felt fleshy and, most significantly, unlike arthritis, it wasn't tender at all.
  2. Place's doctor didn't think much of the lump either, but recommended a mammogram nonetheless.
  3. She was worried about the lump and worried about the children who were worrying about her.

News

  1. Nationwide Offers Regular Premium Investments Options

    Nationwide is to introduce a regular premium option for new customers alongside its existing lump sum investments.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Chavez sues over insurance settlement

    Jockey Jorge Chavez, who has not ridden since going down in a spill on Dec. 4, 2011, at Aqueduct in New York, has filed a lawsuit against the insurance company covering riders at New York racetracks seeking a lump sum payout of nearly $1 million.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  3. Financial help for patients fighting cancer

    There are many resources available to cancer patients to help lower their costs while undergoing treatment. After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "I won't lump all of these incidents into a bowl and deal with it," Goodell said Wednesday. "I'm not trying to send a signal here and make examples of people. We'll do what we need to protect the integrity of the NFL. That's our objective....
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: SI.com

  2. Symonds told the hosts: "They're trying to use him (McCullum) as the out because he's a Kiwi. Yep, we love to hate them, but he's the lump of s---, sorry, lump of cow dirt, that people are thinking of. Now to get away from that, the actual topic is...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Andrew Symonds Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "Everybody had a lump in their throat before the game," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "You couldn't help but choke up."
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Joe Torre Source: SI.com

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