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Oxford dictionary definition of the word bump:
1a light blow or a jolting collision:
a nasty bump on the head
(the bumps) British informal (on a person’s birthday) a custom by which the person is lifted by the arms and legs and let down on to the ground, once for each year of their age:
the children were given the bumps
Rowing (in races where boats make a spaced start one behind another) the point at which a boat begins to overtake or touch the boat ahead, thereby defeating it.
Aeronautics a rising air current causing an irregularity in an aircraft’s motion.
2a protuberance on a level surface:
bumps in the road
a swelling on the skin, especially one caused by illness or injury:
her mosquito bites had come up in huge red bumps
dated a lump on a person’s skull, formerly thought to indicate a particular mental faculty.
3 informal, chiefly US an increase:
there was a bump in the number of outbound flights
4 [mass noun] a loosely woven fleeced cotton fabric used in upholstery and as lining material.
1 [no object] knock or run into someone or something with a jolt:
I almost bumped into him
she bumped the girl with her hip
(bump into) meet by chance:
we might just bump into each other
[with object] hurt or damage (something) by striking it on something else:
she bumped her head on the sink
[with object] Rowing (in a race) gain a bump against.
2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] move or travel with much jolting:
the car bumped along the rutted track
[with object and adverbial of direction] push (something) jerkily in a specified direction:
she had to bump the pushchair down the steps
3 [with object] refuse (a passenger) a reserved place on a flight because of deliberate overbooking by the airline:
if you check in on time and are bumped, you will be entitled to a full refund
North American displace from a job, especially in favour of someone else:
she was bumped for a youthful model
be bumping along the bottom
reach the lowest point in performance or ranking without improving or deteriorating further:
the economy was still bumping along the bottom
a bump in the road
informal a problem or setback:
their relationship has hit another bump in the road
with a bump
suddenly and shockingly:
the scandal brought them down to earth with a bump
bump someone off
informal murder someone:
he would try and bump the blackmailer off
bump something up
informal increase something:
the hotel may well bump up the bill
mid 16th century (as a verb): imitative, perhaps of Scandinavian origin