lump


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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 oblong piece
b) such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
3. a swelling or protuberance, as one caused by a blow or formed by a tumor or cyst
4.
a) Obs. aggregate or collection
b) a great mass, amount, number, etc.
5. a dull, clodlike person
6. [pl.] Informal hard blows, punishment, criticism, or the like: usually in get (or take) one's lumps or give someone his (or her) lumps
adj.
forming or formed into a lump or lumps [lump sugar]
vt.
1. to put together in a lump or lumps
2. to treat or deal with in a mass, or include in one group
3. to make lumps in
vi.
1. to become lumpy
2. to move heavily and laboriously: usually with along
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in the lump
in the mass or aggregate; all together
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lump in one's throat
a tight feeling in the throat, as from restrained emotion
lump2 [lump]
vt.
[Early ModE, to look sour < ? LUMP1, but infl. by GRUMP, MUMP ]
Informal to dislike and have to put up with (something disagreeable) [if you don't like it, you can lump it]

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