Complete Definition of "pump"

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English

Pronunciation
AHD|pÅ­mp, IPA|/pÊmp/, SAMPA|/pVmp/
audio|en-us-pump.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êmp|-Êmp

Etymology 1
From Middle English pumpe; compare German pumpen and Dutch pompen

Noun
en-noun

  1. A device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas.

#: This pump can deliver 100 gallons of water per minute.

  1. An instance of the action of a pump; one stroke of a pump; any action similar to pumping

#: It takes thirty pumps to get 10 litres ; he did 50 pumps of the weights.

  1. A device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold, particularly fuel.

#: This pump is out of order, but you can gas up at the next one.

  1. bodybuilding A swelling of the muscles caused by increased blood flow following high intensity weightlifting.
  2. colloquial A ride on a bicycle given to a passenger, usually on the handlebars or fender.

#: She gave the other girl a pump on her new bike.

  1. (Obsolete American slang) The heart.

Translations
trans-top|device for moving liquid or gas
Arabic: Arab|Ùضخة IPAchar|(miÉáxxa) f
Chinese: å§ç­ (jítóng)
Dutch: pomp f
Finnish: pumppu
French: pompe f
German: Pumpe f
Hungarian: szivattyú, pumpu
Italian: pompa f
Japanese: ãã³ã (pompu)
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Korean: íí (peompeu)
Papiamentu: pòmp
Portuguese: bomba f
Russian: наÑÐ¾Ñ (nasós) m
Slovene: Ärpalka f
Spanish: bomba f
Swedish: pump c
Telugu: à°ªà°à°ªà± (paMpu)
Welsh: pwmp
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trans-top|instance of the action of a pump; one stroke of a pump; any action similar to pumping
Finnish: pumppaus
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Portuguese: bombeio m
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trans-top|device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold, especially fuel
Finnish: pumppu
French: pompe f
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Portuguese: bomba f
Russian: колонка (kolónka) f
Slovene: Ärpalka f
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trans-top|in bodybuilding
Finnish: pumppaus
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trans-top|ride on a bicycle given to a passenger, usually on the handlebars or fender
Finnish: ritsi, kyyti
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trans-top|slang: heart
Finnish: pumppu
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Etymology 2
etystub

Noun
en-noun

  1. UK A type of shoe, a trainer or sneaker.
  2. italbrac|especially in the US A type of very high-heeled shoe; stilettoes.

#: She was wearing a lovely new pair of pumps.

References
1 Some images.

Synonyms
i-c|shoe plimsoll (UK), sneaker <s>(especially US)</s>, trainer

Translations
trans-top|trainer or sneaker
See: trainer and sneaker
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trans-top|high-heeled shoe
Finnish: piikkari
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Etymology 3
Compare Dutch pompen and German pumpen

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To use a pump to move (liquid or gas).

#:I've pumped over 1000 gallons of water in the last ten minutes.

  1. transitive (often followed by up) To fill with air.

#:He pumped up the air-bed by hand, but used the service station air to pump up the tyres.

  1. transitive To move rhythmically, as the motion of a pump.

#:I pumped my fist with joy when I won the race.

  1. transitive To shake (a person's hand) vigorously.
  2. transitive To gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning.
  3. intransitive To use a pump to move liquid or gas.

#:I've been pumping for over a minute but the water isn't coming through.

  1. intransitive slang To be going very well.

#:The waves were really pumping this morning.
#:Last night's party was really pumping.

Translations
trans-top|use a pump to move liquid or gas

Finnish: pumpata
French: pomper
Dutch: pompen
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Italian: pompare
Portuguese: bombear
Slovene: Ärpati
Telugu: à°¤à±à°¡à± (tODu)
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trans-top|to fill with air
Finnish: pumpata
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trans-top|move rhythmically, as the motion of a pump
Finnish: pumpata
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Portuguese: bombear
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trans-top|shake (a person's hand) vigorously
Finnish: veivata, vispata
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trans-top|gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning
Finnish: pumpata
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trans-top|use a pump to move liquid or gas
<!--Put translations of the INTRANSITIVE sense here-->
Finnish: pumpata
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trans-top|slang: be going very well
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Portuguese: estar bombando (Brazil)
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Derived terms
air pump
hand pump
petrol pump
price at the pump
pumped <!-- slang, short for "pumped up" -->
pump fake
pump iron
pump up
stirrup pump
sump pump
under the pump

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Welsh

Cardinal number
pump (before nouns, pum)

  1. five.

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