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hump

 (hŭmp)
n.
1. A rounded mass or protuberance, such as the fleshy structure on the back of a camel or of some cattle.
2. A deformity of the back in humans caused by an abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine.
3. Vulgar Slang The act or an instance of having sexual intercourse.
4.
a. A low mound of earth; a hummock.
b. A mountain range.
5. Chiefly British A fit of depression; an emotional slump.
v. humped, hump·ing, humps
v.tr.
1. To bend or round into a hump; arch.
2. Slang
a. To exert (oneself).
b. To carry, especially on the back.
3. Vulgar Slang To engage in sexual intercourse with.
v.intr.
1. Slang To exert oneself.
2. Slang To hurry.
3. Vulgar Slang To engage in sexual intercourse.
Idiom:
over the hump
Past the worst or most difficult part or stage: At last I'm over the hump on my term paper.

[Probably of Low German origin.]

humped (hŭmpt) adj.

humped

(hʌmpt)

adj.
having a hump; humpbacked.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.humped - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"

humped

adjective hunched, rounded, bent, bowed She watched his humped back disappear down a dim corridor.
Translations

humped

adjbuck(e)lig
References in classic literature ?
And so I am but bones, now, with a rough and frowsy skin humped and cornered upon my shrunken body - that skin which was once so glossy, that skin which she loved to stroke with her hand.
This was futile for the floor just humped up in different places and I was left with large holes in the floor.
The humps also damage car suspensions and steering components and only move the speed problem to other streets, often roads which are less capable of handling any more than the speed limit imposed within the humped or calmed area.