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  • 1 lump — lump1 [lump] n. [ME lompe, lumpe, akin ? to Dan lompe, a mass, lump, Swed dial. lump, a block, stump, MHG lumpe, rag: see LIMP1] 1. a solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk 2. a) a small cube or… …

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  • 2 Lump — (l[u^]mp), n. [Cf. OD. lompe piece, mass. Cf. {Lunch}.] 1. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore. A lump of cheese. Piers Plowman. This lump of clay. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Lump coal — Lump Lump (l[u^]mp), n. [Cf. OD. lompe piece, mass. Cf. {Lunch}.] 1. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore. A lump of cheese. Piers Plowman. This lump of clay. Shak.… …

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  • 4 Lump sum — Lump Lump (l[u^]mp), n. [Cf. OD. lompe piece, mass. Cf. {Lunch}.] 1. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore. A lump of cheese. Piers Plowman. This lump of clay. Shak.… …

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  • 5 lump|y — «LUHM pee», adjective, lump|i|er, lump|i|est. 1. full of lumps: »lumpy gravy, lumpy sugar. 2. covered with lumps: »lumpy ground …

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  • 6 lump sum — noun count money in a single large payment rather than small separate payments …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 lump of sugar — small cube of sugar used for sweetening coffee or tea …

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  • 8 lump — lump1 S2 [lʌmp] n 1.) a small piece of something solid, without a particular shape ▪ Strain the custard to remove lumps. lump of ▪ Melt a lump of butter in your frying pan. 2.) a small hard swollen area that sticks out from someone s skin or… …

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  • 9 lump — 1 noun (C) 1 a small piece of something solid, without a particular shape: There were lumps in the sauce. (+ of): a lump of coal 2 something small that sticks out from someone s skin or grows in their body, usually because of an illness: Check… …

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  • 10 lump — [[t]lʌ̱mp[/t]] lumps, lumping, lumped 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A lump of something is a solid piece of it. The potter shaped and squeezed the lump of clay into a graceful shape. ...a lump of wood... They used to buy ten kilos of beef in one lump.… …

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  • 11 lump — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, giant, great (esp. BrE), huge, large ▪ a huge lump of cheese ▪ hard, heavy …

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  • 12 lump — lump1 lumpingly, adv. /lump/, n. 1. a piece or mass of solid matter without regular shape or of no particular shape: a lump of coal. 2. a protuberance or swelling: a blow that raised a lump on his head. 3. an aggregation, collection, or mass;… …

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  • 13 lump — I [[t]lʌmp[/t]] n. 1) a piece or mass of solid matter without regular shape or of no particular shape: a lump of coal[/ex] 2) pat a protuberance or swelling: a blow that raised a lump on his head[/ex] 3) an aggregation, collection, or mass; clump …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 lump — lump1 [ lʌmp ] noun count ** 1. ) a solid piece of something that does not have a regular shape: lump of: a lump of metal/coal/concrete a lump of cheese/butter/meat a ) a solid piece of sugar with a square shape b ) a solid piece in a substance… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 lump — I UK [lʌmp] / US noun [countable] Word forms lump : singular lump plural lumps ** 1) a solid piece of something that does not have a regular shape lump of: a lump of metal/coal/concrete a lump of cheese/butter/meat a) a solid piece of sugar with… …

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  • 16 lump sum — noun a complete payment consisting of a single sum of money • Hypernyms: ↑payment * * * lump sum noun A single sum of money in lieu of several • • • Main Entry: ↑lump * * * lump sum UK US noun [countable] [ …

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  • 17 lump sum — A large one time payment of money. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * lump sum lump sum ➔ sum1 * * * lump sum UK US noun [C, usually singular] (also lump) ► an amount of money that is paid in one large payment on one occasion: »She …

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  • 18 Lump (compilation album) — Infobox Album Name = Lump Type = Greatest hits Artist = The Presidents of the United States of America Released = January 1 2000 Recorded = 1994 – 1997 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 27:11 Label = Sony Music Special Products Producer = Various …

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  • 19 lump sum — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms lump sum : singular lump sum plural lump sums money in a single large payment rather than small separate payments …

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  • 20 lump — [lʌmp] noun [C] I 1) a solid piece of something that does not have a regular shape a lump of metal/coal/concrete[/ex] 2) a solid piece in a substance that should be smooth or liquid Stir the sauce to get rid of any lumps.[/ex] 3) a small hard… …

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