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clump Explained

clump at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


clump at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1586, from Du. klomp "lump, mass," or Low Ger. klump. O.E. had clympre "lump, mass of metal." The verb "to tread heavily" is first recorded 1665. ///

clump at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Probably from Low German klump]//
1 [C] a group of trees, bushes, or other plants growing very close together: clump of// --a thick clump of grass// in a clump// --The roses were planted in clumps across the park.//
2 [C + of] a small mass of something such as earth or mud:
3 [U] the sound of someone walking with heavy steps: --I heard the clump of Ralph's boots going up the stairs.//
clump 2 v
1 [I always + adverb/preposition] to walk with slow noisy steps: clump up/down/along etc// --The kids clumped up the stairs in their boots.//
2 also clump together : [I and T] if separate objects clump together, or are clumped together, they form a group or solid mass// --This product will cause bacteria and loose dirt to clump together in the water tank.//

clump at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

327 Moby Thesaurus words for "clump":
accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, amass, amble, array,
assemble, bang, barge, bash, bat, batch, beating, belt, biff,
bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, block, blow, body, bonk, boss,
bow, bowl along, bring together, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulk, bulla,
bump, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, bundle, burl, button, cahot,
cake, chine, chink, chop, chunk, clabber, clap, click, clink, clip,
clobber, clod, clop, clot, clout, clunk, cluster, clutter,
coagulate, coldcock, collect, colligate, collocate, combine,
compare, compile, concrete, concretion, condyle, congeal,
conglomerate, conglomeration, convex, copse, corral, crack, crop,
crump, cumulate, curd, curdle, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck,
dig, dig up, dint, dowel, drag, draw together, dredge up,
drive together, drub, drubbing, drumming, dull thud, ear, fetch,
fetch a blow, flange, flap, flick, flounce, flump, foot, footslog,
fusillade, gall, gather, gather in, gather together, gel,
gelatinate, gelatinize, get in, get together, gnarl, gob, group,
grouping, groupment, grove, growth, halt, handle, hassock, heap,
hill, hippety-hop, hit, hit a clip, hitch, hobble, hodgepodge, hop,
hump, hunch, hunk, incrassate, inspissate, jab, jell, jellify,
jelly, jog, joggle, join, jolt, jumble, jump, juxtapose, knob,
knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, knot, knur, knurl,
let have it, lick, limp, lip, loaf, loop, lopper, lot, lumber,
lump, lump together, lunge, lurch, make up, mass, match, mess,
mince, mobilize, mole, mountain, muster, nevus, node, nub, nubbin,
nubble, nugget, omnium-gatherum, pace, pad, paddle, pair,
papilloma, parcel, partner, paste, pat, patter, peg, pelt, piaffe,
piaffer, pile, pitapat, pitter-patter, plantation, planting, plod,
plump, plunk, poke, pop, pound, prance, punch, put together,
quantity, rack, raise, rake up, rally, rap, rib, ridge, ring, roll,
round up, sashay, saunter, scrape together, scuff, scuffle,
scuttle, set, shamble, shock, shoulder, shuffle, sidle,
single-foot, skip, slam, slew, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slug,
smack, smash, smite, snap, soak, sock, solid, solid body, spine,
spinney, stagger, stalk, stamp, stand, stomp, stook, straddle,
straggle, stride, strike, strike at, stroke, stroll, strut, stud,
stumble, stump, style, swagger, swat, swing, swipe, tab, take up,
tap, tattoo, thick, thicken, thicket, thud, thump, thwack, tick,
tinkle, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, trample, tread, trip,
trudge, tubercle, tubercule, tuft, tunk, tussock, verruca, vesicle,
wad, waddle, wale, wallop, wamble, wart, welt, whack, wham,
whip in, whop, wiggle, wisp, wobble, wood, yerk

clump at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
1 a small group of things or people very close together, especially trees or plants; a bunch of sth such as grass or hair:
a clump of trees / bushes
2 the sound made by sb putting their feet down very heavily:
I heard the heavy clump of feet on the stairs.
1 [V +adv./prep.] (especially BrE) to put your feet down noisily and heavily as you walk:
The children clumped down the stairs.
2 ~ (together) | ~ A and B (together) to come together or be brought together to form a tight group:
[V] Galaxies tend to clump together in clusters. [also VN]

Clump at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Clump \Clump\ (kl[u^]mp), n. [Cf. D. klomp lump, G. klump,
klumpen, Dan. klump, Sw. klump; perh. akin to L. globus, E.
globe. Cf. {Club}.]
1. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance.

2. A cluster; a group; a thicket.

A clump of shrubby trees. --Hawthorne.

3. The compressed clay of coal strata. --Brande & C.

Clump \Clump\, v. t.
To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group.

Clump \Clump\, v. i.
To tread clumsily; to clamp. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

clump at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of
trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: {bunch}, {cluster},
2: a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
[syn: {ball}, {clod}, {glob}, {lump}, {chunk}]
3: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
[syn: {thump}, {thumping}, {clunk}, {thud}]
v 1: make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves
striking the ground [syn: {clop}, {clunk}, {plunk}]
2: come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets
constellate in this town every summer" [syn: {cluster}, {constellate},
3: walk clumsily [syn: {clomp}]
4: gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her
fingers into a fist"; "The students bunched up at the
registration desk" [syn: {bunch}, {bunch up}, {bundle}, {cluster}]

clump at English (WD) Of Explained:



Probably from Inter: etyl » dum|en Inter: term » clompe|lang=dum or Inter: etyl » gml|en Inter: term » klumpe|lang=gmlclump in Merriam-Webster's dictionary (compare German Inter: term » Klumpen). Cognates include Danish Inter: term » klump|lang=da (probably from Low German as wellInter: R:ODS online » klump). Compare Norwegian (bokmål) Inter: term » klump|lang=no


* Inter: audio » en-us-clump.ogg|Audio (US)
  • : Inter: rhymes » ʌmp


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A cluster or lump
    1. A thick group or bunch, especially of bushes or hair.
    2. A dull thud.

      Derived terms

      * clumpy


      Inter: trans-top » cluster

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|буца|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|klusteri, Inter: t- » fi|kimppu, Inter: t- » fi|nippu, Inter: t- » fi|kasauma, Inter: t- » fi|ryväs

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Klumpen|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|grumo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|klump

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » thick group
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vesakko, Inter: t- » fi|pensaikko, Inter: t- » fi|tiheikkö
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Büschel|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|клок|m, Inter: t+ » ru|заросли|p
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|matorral|m, Inter: t+ » es|mechón|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|snår|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » dull thud
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|тропот|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tömäys

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Plumps|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|plop|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    ;to be checked
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: touffe {{f}}


      Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To form clusters or lumps
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To gather into thick groups
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e To walk with a heavy footfalls.

      Derived terms

      * clump up


      Inter: trans-top » form a cluster

  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|amontonar
  • Swedish: klumpa, klumpa ihop

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » gather in thick groups
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|amontonar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » walk with heavy footfalls
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|marchar
    • Swedish: klampa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


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