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pump 1

 (pŭmp)
n.
1. A machine or device for raising, compressing, or transferring fluids.
2. Physiology A molecular mechanism for the active transport of ions or molecules across a cell membrane.
3. Physics Electromagnetic radiation used to raise atoms or molecules to a higher energy level.
4. Informal The heart.
5. Informal The place where consumers purchase gasoline. Used with the: gas prices rising at the pump.
v. pumped, pump·ing, pumps
v.tr.
1. To cause to flow by means of a pump or pumplike organ or device: Derricks pumped oil out of the ground. The heart pumps blood throughout the body.
2. To draw, deliver, or pour forth: a writer who pumped out a new novel every year.
3. To propel, eject, or insert: pumped new life into the economy.
4. To cause to move with an up-and-down or back-and-forth motion: a bicyclist pumping the pedals; a piston pumping a shaft.
5. To push or pull (a brake or lever, for instance) rapidly: a driver pumping the brakes.
6. To shoot (bullets, for example) at or into: a gunner pumping rounds at a target.
7. Physics To raise (atoms or molecules) to a higher energy level by exposing them to electromagnetic radiation at a resonant frequency.
8. Physiology To transport (ions or molecules) against a concentration gradient by the expenditure of chemically stored energy.
9. To invest (money) repeatedly or persistently in something.
10. To question closely or persistently: pump a witness for secret information.
11. Informal To promote or publicize vigorously: The company pumped its new product on its website.
v.intr.
1. To operate a pump.
2. To move gas or liquid with a pump or a pumplike organ or device.
3. To move up and down or back and forth in a vigorous manner: My legs were pumping as I ran up the stairs.
4. To flow in spurts: Blood was pumping from the wound.
5. Sports To fake a throw, pass, or shot by moving the arm or arms without releasing the ball.
Phrasal Verb:
pump up
1. To inflate with gas by means of a pump: pump up a tire.
2. Slang To fill with enthusiasm, strength, or energy: The lively debate really pumped us up.
3. Sports To be actively involved in a bodybuilding program: athletes pumping up at the gym.
Idiom:
pump iron Sports
To lift weights.

[Middle English pumpe.]

pump′er n.

pump 2

 (pŭmp)
n.
A shoe that has a closed back and is cut low around the toes, usually with heels and no fastenings.

[Origin unknown.]

pumper

(ˈpʌmpə)
n
1. a person who or piece of equipment that pumps
2. informal obsolete an exercise which accelerates the heart rate
3. US an oil well from which to pump oil
4. a fire engine with a motorized pump
Translations

pumper

[ˈpʌmpəʳ] N (US) → coche m bomba
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There is a large bar with a marble vase, out of which the pumper gets the water; and there are a number of yellow-looking tumblers, out of which the company get it; and it is a most edifying and satisfactory sight to behold the perseverance and gravity with which they swallow it.
The latest visual guides viewers through Primary Vision's innovative system, beginning with an explanation of a frac spread, which refers to an exact number of equipment that a pressure pumper (oilfield service company) uses for hydraulic fracturing.
He further said wheat sowing season was approaching in central Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and asked farmers and growers to use latest machinery in preparation of fields to get pumper wheat crop.
In the Colusa basin, private pumper advisory committees were created by each of the two counties (Colusa and Glenn).
Nose follower, bicycle pumper, sally forther, paired, capped and hinged to take us the only way it knows how--straight ahead.
A Ford Horton Ambulance, a Ford 8000 Pierce Pumper and a Ford C-8000 Pirsch Pumper are loaded into a Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in June.
Engine 2 is a 1997 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper. In FY2013, town meeting voters approved $30,000 to have the water tank straps repaired and some surface rust work addressed.
The Astec DP 2000 is a high-pressure, high-volume double fluid pumper for fracturing, cleaning and stimulating natural gas or petroleum wells.
The Astec DP 2000 is a high-pressure, high-volume double fluid pumper for fracturing, cleaning, and stimulating natural gas or petroleum wells.
The Organ Pumper's Mate (In memory of Fred Holland (1930-2011), Coventry poet, playwright, and inspiration) I'm not the organ pumper, I'm the organ pumper's mate.
The town had recently bought a new pumper, and after one its firefighters heard that many First Nations communities don't have the equipment needed to fight fires, the town agreed to donate the truck to the Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters.