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1 pump /ˈpʌmp/ noun
plural pumps
1 pump
/ˈpʌmp/
noun
plural pumps
Learner's definition of PUMP
[count]
: a device that forces liquid, air, or gas into or out of something
see picture at bicycle
: the act of pumping something

at the pump

US, informal also at the pumps
: at the places where customers buy gasoline for their cars

prime the pump

see 3prime
compare 3pump
2 pump /ˈpʌmp/ verb
pumps; pumped; pumping
2 pump
/ˈpʌmp/
verb
pumps; pumped; pumping
Learner's definition of PUMP
: to move something (such as water, air, or gas) to or from a particular place with a pump
[+ object]
often used figuratively
[no object]
[+ object] : to remove water, air, etc., from (something) with a pump
[+ object] : to remove the contents of (someone's stomach) by using a tube and a small pump
of the heart : to move (blood) through your body by beating
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] of a liquid : to flow in a series of movements caused by the action of a pump, by the beating of your heart, etc.
: to move (something) up and down or in and out quickly and repeatedly
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] informal : to question (someone) again and again to try to find out information often + for

pump iron

informal
: to lift weights in order to make your muscles stronger

pump out

[phrasal verb]
pump out (something) or pump (something) out informal
: to produce (something) quickly and frequently

pump (someone or something) full of (something)

: to fill (someone or something) with (something) by using a pump often used figuratively

pump up

[phrasal verb]
pump (something) up or pump up (something) : to fill (something, such as a tire) with air by using a pump : inflate
pump (something) up or pump up (something) informal : to increase the amount, size, or value of (something)
pump (someone) up or pump up (someone) : to fill (someone) with excitement or enthusiasm
3 pump /ˈpʌmp/ noun
plural pumps
3 pump
/ˈpʌmp/
noun
plural pumps
Learner's definition of PUMP
[count]
US : a woman's dress shoe with a high heel usually plural
called also (British) court shoe
British : a light, soft shoe that is worn for dancing or exercise
compare 1pump
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