Hump - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |hʌmp|  American pronunciation of the word hump
Brit.  |hʌmp|  British pronunciation of the word hump

noun

- something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings(syn: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling)

verb

- round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward (syn: hunch)
- have sexual intercourse with (syn: bang, bed, bonk, eff, fuck, jazz, know, love, screw)

Examples

...failing her A-levels has certainly given her the hump...

...a cloud-capped hump straddles the border separating the two countries...

...the farmers had to really hump to get the harvest in before the rains...

...the boat was really humping before the motor started to sputter all of a sudden...

That tune fairly gives me the hump.

I managed to hump the suitcases upstairs.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: hump
he/she/it: humps
present participle: humping
past tense: humped
past participle: humped
noun
singular: hump
plural: humps
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