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lump

Definitions


[lʌmp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape
(e.g: there was a lump of ice floating in the milk)

- the state of being self-employed and paid without deduction of tax, especially in the building industry
(e.g: ‘Working?’ ‘Only on the lump, here and there’)


Phrases:
- a lump in the throat
- take one's lumps

Origin:
Middle English: perhaps from a Germanic base meaning ‘shapeless piece’; compare with Danish lump ‘lump’, Norwegian and Swedish dialect lump ‘block, log’, and Dutch lomp ‘rag’


[lʌmp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- put in an indiscriminate mass or group; treat as alike without regard for particulars
(e.g: Hong Kong and Bangkok tend to be lumped together in holiday brochures)

- carry (a heavy load) somewhere with difficulty
(e.g: the coalman had to lump one-hundredweight sacks right through the house)


Phrases:
- a lump in the throat
- take one's lumps

Origin:


[lʌmp], (Verb)

Definitions:
- accept or tolerate a disagreeable situation whether one likes it or not
(e.g: you can like it or lump it but I've got to work)


Phrases:

Origin:
late 16th century (in the sense ‘look sulky’): symbolic of displeasure; compare with words such as dump and grump. The current sense dates from the early 19th century




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