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verb bump pronunciation in British English /bʌmp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybump
he/she/itbumps
present participlebumping
past tensebumped
past participlebumped
  1. 1
    [transitive] to accidentally hit part of your body against something, making it hurt

    Be careful not to bump your head.

    bump something on/against something:

    I bumped my knee on the corner of the desk.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to hit against something solid once or many times

      Small boats were bumping against the wooden pier.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move with rough up and down movements, especially over a surface that is not even
    bump across/along/over etc:

    The plane bumped slowly across the field.

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