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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 ?
Stooping, he picked up a small stone and threw it over the head of his grandfather into a clump of bushes.
suddenly cried Ned, as a great soft, black shadow seemed to sweep out of a clump of trees toward him.
Something happened to the hindmost sledge: the driver lost control-- he was probably very drunk--the horses left the road, the sledge was caught in a clump of trees, and overturned.
See, see; the knaves are getting in that clump of pines, like bees settling after their flight.
A clump of scrubby trees, such as alone grew on the peninsula, did not so much conceal the cottage from view, as seem to denote that here was some object which would fain have been, or at least ought to be, concealed.
Grose took again, into the queer element I offered her, one of her plunges of submission; then I pointed out that the boat might perfectly be in a small refuge formed by one of the recesses of the pool, an indentation masked, for the hither side, by a projection of the bank and by a clump of trees growing close to the water.
The pursuers gained on them fast; the carriage made a sudden turn, and brought them near a ledge of a steep overhanging rock, that rose in an isolated ridge or clump in a large lot, which was, all around it, quite clear and smooth.
We went to a clump of bushes, and Tom made everybody swear to keep the secret, and then showed them a hole in the hill, right in the thickest part of the bushes.
Tom proudly marched into a thick clump of sumach bushes and said:
a clump of bushes and hid him, and then we stooped low,
Then came the "woodsy bit," with her feet pressing the slippery carpet of brown pine needles; the "woodsy bit" so full of dewy morning, surprises,--fungous growths of brilliant orange and crimson springing up around the stumps of dead trees, beautiful things born in a single night; and now and then the miracle of a little clump of waxen Indian pipes, seen just quickly enough to be saved from her careless tread.
I approached it; it was a road or a track: it led straight up to the light, which now beamed from a sort of knoll, amidst a clump of trees--firs, apparently, from what I could distinguish of the character of their forms and foliage through the gloom.