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 grows in their body, usually because of an illness
You should never ignore a breast lump.
3.) a small square block of sugar
One lump or two?
4.) a lump in/to sb's throat
a feeling that you want to cry
There was a lump in her throat as she gazed at the child.
5.) take your lumps
AmE informal to accept the bad things that happen and not let them affect you
According to experts, the company took its lumps but is on the road to profitability.
6.) BrE spoken someone who is stupid or ↑clumsy
He's a big fat lump.
lump 2
lump2 v [T]
1.) lump it informal
to accept a situation or decision you do not like because you cannot change it
They've been told: take the lower interest rate, or lump it.
It's the law so you can like it or lump it .
2.) to put two or more different people or things together and consider them as a single group, sometimes wrongly
lump sth together
You can't lump the symptoms together and blame them all on stress.
lump sb/sth in with sb
The danger is that people who pay their bills on time will be lumped in with those that don't.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

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  • Lump — Lump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lumping}.] 1. To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without distinction of particulars. [1913 Webster] The expenses ought to be lumped together. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. To take in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lump — steht für: gemeiner Mensch (umgangssprachlich) Lump (Dachshund), ein Hund des spanischen Künstlers Pablo Picasso Haderlump, ein Schimpfwort der Herz Ober im Kartenspiel, siehe Schafkopf Sprache Name einer Single einer US amerikanischen Grunge… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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