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parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small mass or pile with no special shape; hunk.
He took a lump of clay and made it into a vase.
similar words:
chunk, clod, clump, mass
definition 2: a bump or swelling.
I had a lump on my forehead from running into a tree.
bump, swelling
similar words:
bulge, growth, tumor
part of speech: verb
inflections: lumps, lumping, lumped
definition 1: to gather into or consider as a single whole (often followed by "together").
He lumps girls together as if they were all the same.
combine, unite
similar words:
accumulate, assemble, blend, bunch, collect, fuse, gather, mix, unify
definition 2: to come to have or be formed into a lump or lumps.
If you don't stir the oatmeal while you cook it, it will lump.
similar words:
clot, congeal