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noun [countable] bump pronunciation in American English /bʌmp/
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  1. 1
    a raised part on a surface

    Every time I went over a bump in the road, my bicycle chain came off.

    1. a.
      a raised part on your skin where you have been injured

      Her body was covered in bumps and bruises.

  2. 2
    a hit or knock to a part of your body

    She got a nasty bump on the back of her head.

    1. a.
      a hit or knock against something solid

      We felt the bump and knew the boat had run aground.

    2. b.
      the sound of something hitting against something solid


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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