Part of speech: verb

To throw into a lump; take in the gross.

Part of speech: noun

A shapeless mass of matter; swelling.

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Usage examples "lump":

  1. Under such circumstances the lump will be scarcely affected by the operation. - "Laboratory Manual of Glass-Blowing", Francis C. Frary.
  2. A lump jumped into my throat; almost the tears were in my eyes. - "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
  3. That's perfectly true, but there was still a little hard lump in the middle that would not break. - "None Other Gods", Robert Hugh Benson.