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noun [countable]     bump pronunciation in British English
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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
  3. 3
    British a minor car accident


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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