pump - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/pʌmp/
singularpump
pluralpumps
  1. 1
    a piece of equipment for making a liquid or gas move into or out of something

    an air/a fuel pump

    a hand/foot pump (=operated with your hand or foot)

  2. 2
    [usually plural] British a shoe made of strong cloth, worn by children for doing sports at school
    1. a.
      British a flat shoe that does not fasten and is worn for dancing
    2. b.
      mainly American a plain type of woman’s shoe that has a heel and does not fasten
    3. c.
      a shiny type of man’s shoe that does not fasten and is worn for formal occasions
  3. 3
    the act or process of pumping something

    the pump of blood around his body