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verb pump pronunciation in British English /pʌmp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepumping
past tensepumped
past participlepumped
  1. 1
    [transitive] physics to make liquid or gas move into or out of something, especially by using a pump
    Pumping water uphill is difficult and expensive.
    Poisonous gases are pumped into the atmosphere every day.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a liquid pumps from somewhere, a lot of it comes out in quick regular movements
      Blood was pumping from a wound in his arm.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to push something up and down with an action like pumping
    Liz pumped the accelerator and tried to start the car.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to move with an action like that of a pump
      Her heart was pumping fast.
  3. 3
    [transitive] informal to try to get information from someone



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