lump together

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Related to lump together: poo-pooing
alles in einen Topf werfen

w>lump together

vt sep
(= put together)zusammentun; bookszusammenstellen; expenses, moneyzusammenlegen
(= judge together) persons, topicsin einen Topf werfen, über einen Kamm scheren; he lumped all the soldiers together as traitorser urteilte all die Soldaten pauschal als Verräter ab
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I have saved five hundred pound in his service, and after all to be used in this manner.--It is a fine encouragement to servants to be honest; and to be sure, if I have taken a little something now and then, others have taken ten times as much; and now we are all put in a lump together. If so be that it be so, the legacy may go to the devil with him that gave it.
ISLAMABAD -- "The move to lump together all media organizations whether print, broadcast, electronic and social media and merging all their regulatory bodies into one is thoughtless, impracticable, provocative and smacks of imposing new curbs on freedom of expression.
Asked if Arevalo's acquittal may prove that police's 'nanlaban' claims against suspected drug users were lies, the PNP chief said: ''Di naman ganun kagago ang korte na ila-lump nila lahat ng kaso (The court isn't stupid to lump together all the cases).'
But critics say the letters will misleadingly lump together pensions with jobseekers' allowances and benefits as "welfare".
If they begin to lump together at high temperatures, you end up growing nanofibers of many different, larger sizes," Melechko said.