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clump

 (klŭmp)
n.
1. A clustered mass; a lump: clumps of soil.
2. A thick grouping, as of trees or bushes.
3. A heavy dull sound; a thud.
v. clumped, clump·ing, clumps
v.intr.
1. To form lumps or thick groupings.
2. To walk or move so as to make a heavy dull sound.
v.tr.
To gather into or form lumps or thick groupings of.

[Probably Low German klump, from Middle Low German klumpe, cluster of trees.]

clump′y adj.

clump

(klʌmp)
n
1. a cluster, as of trees or plants
2. a dull heavy tread or any similar sound
3. an irregular mass: a clump of hair.
4. (Microbiology) an inactive mass of microorganisms, esp a mass of bacteria produced as a result of agglutination
5. (Clothing & Fashion) an extra sole on a shoe
6. slang a blow
vb
7. (intr) to walk or tread heavily
8. to gather or be gathered into clumps, clusters, clots, etc
9. (Microbiology) to cause (bacteria, blood cells, etc) to collect together or (of bacteria, etc) to collect together
10. (tr) slang to punch (someone)
[Old English clympe; related to Middle Dutch klampe heap of hay, Middle Low German klampe clamp2, Swedish klimp small lump]
ˈclumpy adj
ˈclumpiness n

clump

(klʌmp)

n.
1. a small cluster, esp. of trees or other plants.
2. a lump or mass.
3. a heavy, thumping step, sound, etc.
4. a cluster of agglutinated bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
v.i.
5. Also, clomp. to walk heavily and clumsily.
6. to gather or be gathered into clumps; agglutinate.
v.t.
7. to form into a clump; mass.
[1580–90; akin to Dutch klompe lump, mass, Old English clympre lump of metal]
clump′y, clump′ish, clump′like`, adj.

Clump

 an unshaped mass; a heap; a cluster of trees; a tuft of shrubs; a compact mass or patch of any growing plants; used figuratively. See also group, thicket.
Examples: clump of bananas, 1845; of bread, 1868; of flowers; of frog-spawn, 1721; of grass; of houses, 1870; of plants, 1822; of reeds, 1766; of salt, 1767; of stitches [needlework], 1870; of trees, 1586.

clump


Past participle: clumped
Gerund: clumping

Imperative
clump
clump
Present
I clump
you clump
he/she/it clumps
we clump
you clump
they clump
Preterite
I clumped
you clumped
he/she/it clumped
we clumped
you clumped
they clumped
Present Continuous
I am clumping
you are clumping
he/she/it is clumping
we are clumping
you are clumping
they are clumping
Present Perfect
I have clumped
you have clumped
he/she/it has clumped
we have clumped
you have clumped
they have clumped
Past Continuous
I was clumping
you were clumping
he/she/it was clumping
we were clumping
you were clumping
they were clumping
Past Perfect
I had clumped
you had clumped
he/she/it had clumped
we had clumped
you had clumped
they had clumped
Future
I will clump
you will clump
he/she/it will clump
we will clump
you will clump
they will clump
Future Perfect
I will have clumped
you will have clumped
he/she/it will have clumped
we will have clumped
you will have clumped
they will have clumped
Future Continuous
I will be clumping
you will be clumping
he/she/it will be clumping
we will be clumping
you will be clumping
they will be clumping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clumping
you have been clumping
he/she/it has been clumping
we have been clumping
you have been clumping
they have been clumping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clumping
you will have been clumping
he/she/it will have been clumping
we will have been clumping
you will have been clumping
they will have been clumping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clumping
you had been clumping
he/she/it had been clumping
we had been clumping
you had been clumping
they had been clumping
Conditional
I would clump
you would clump
he/she/it would clump
we would clump
you would clump
they would clump
Past Conditional
I would have clumped
you would have clumped
he/she/it would have clumped
we would have clumped
you would have clumped
they would have clumped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clump - a grouping of a number of similar thingsclump - a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
knot - a tight cluster of people or things; "a small knot of women listened to his sermon"; "the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest"
swad - a bunch; "a thick swad of plants"
tuft, tussock - a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
2.clump - a compact massclump - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
clot, coagulum - a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gob - a lump of slimy stuff; "a gob of phlegm"
clew - a ball of yarn or cord or thread
3.clump - a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)clump - a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.clump - make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.clump - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
huddle, huddle together - crowd or draw together; "let's huddle together--it's cold!"
bunch, bunch together, bunch up - form into a bunch; "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"
foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
3.clump - walk clumsily
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
4.clump - gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
form - assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"
agglomerate - form into one cluster

clump

noun
1. cluster, group, bunch, bundle, shock There was a clump of trees bordering the side of the road.
verb
1. stomp, stamp, stump, thump, lumber, tramp, plod, thud, clomp They went clumping up the stairs to bed.

clump

noun
1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
2. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
verb
1. To move heavily:
2. To make a dull sound by or as if by striking a surface with a heavy object:
Translations
أجَمَه، مَجْموعَة أشْجاريَخْطو خُطُواتٍ ثَقيلَه
dupatshlukskupina
gruppeklyngesjosketrampe
òyrpingplampa
pudurisslampāt
…kümesikümelap lap yürümek

clump

1 [klʌmp] N [of trees, shrubs] → grupo m; [of flowers, grass] → mata f; [of earth] → terrón m

clump

2 [klʌmp]
A. N [of feet] → pisada f fuerte
B. VI to clump aboutcaminar dando pisadas fuertes

clump

[ˈklʌmp] n
[plants] → massif f
clump of trees → bouquet m d'arbres
[hair] → touffe f

clump

n
(of trees, flowers etc)Gruppe f; (of earth)Klumpen m; a clump of shrubsein Gebüsch nt
(inf: = blow) → Schlag m, → Hieb m
vt (inf: = hit) → schlagen, hauen (inf)
vitrampeln; (with adv of place) → stapfen; to clump aboutherumtrampeln; (in snow, mud etc) → herumstapfen

clump

1 [klʌmp] n (of trees) → gruppo; (flowers) → macchia; (of grass) → ciuffo

clump

2 [klʌmp]
1. nrumore m sordo, tonfo
2. vi to clump (about)camminare con passo pesante

clump1

(klamp) noun
a group (eg of trees or bushes).

clump2

(klamp) verb
to walk heavily and noisily.
References in classic literature ?
Clump," she said, "no efforts of mine have been wanting to restore our dear invalid, whom the ingratitude of her nephew has laid on the bed of sickness.
He was standing before a goat-skin tent amidst a clump of date palms within a tiny oasis.
Behind one of these, in a clump of sage-brush, I made my bed for the day, and soon fell asleep.
Before the ape drank he cautioned the boy to be watchful; but as he drank he raised his head from time to time to cast a quick glance toward a clump of bushes a hundred yards away upon the opposite side of the water hole.
One sunny afternoon in the autumn of the year 1861, a soldier lay in a clump of laurel by the side of a road in Western Virginia.
She made one circuit round the clump of reeds, was beginning a second, and suddenly quivered with excitement and became motionless.
I have known one clump on the head have more effect upon my liver, and make me feel more anxious to go straight away then and there, and do what was wanted to be done, without further loss of time, than a whole box of pills does now.
At some distance from the building the reporter made us stop and, pointing to a small clump of trees to the right of us, said:
The third rose nearly two hundred feet into the air above a clump of underwood--a giant of a vegetable, with a red column as big as a cottage, and a wide shadow around in which a company could have manoeuvred.
He fixed his eye upon a distant and promi- nent clump of trees where he had concluded the enemy were to be met, and he ran toward it as toward a goal.
Farther on there is a clump of trees on the low ground, and she is making her way towards it.
Outside in the garden, which was full of mellow sunset light streaming through the dark old firs to the west of it, stood Anne and Diana, gazing bashfully at each other over a clump of gorgeous tiger lilies.