To impact directly, especially if violent
- When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
- Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
- No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
, date=June 2
, author= Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Belgium
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, passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide
with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
To come into conflict, or be incompatible
- China collided with the modern world.
A light blow or jolting collision.
The sound of such a collision.
A protuberance on a level surface.
A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.
One of the protuberances on the cranium which, in phrenology, are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind.
- It had upon its brow / A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.
(rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.
The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.
(Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.
- the bump''' of veneration; the '''bump of acquisitiveness
(slang) A dose of a drug such as ketamine or cocaine, when snorted recreationally.
The noise made by the bittern; a boom.
A coarse cotton fabric.
A training match for a fighting dog.
- US presidential nominees get a post-convention bump in survey ratings.
* bump and grind
* bump in the road
* fist bump
* razor bump
* speed bump
* things that go bump in the night
To knock against or run into with a jolt.
To move up or down by a step.
(Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
(chemistry, of a superheated liquid) To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.
* 1916 , Albert Prescott Mathews, Physiological chemistry
- I bumped the font size up to make my document easier to read.
To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.
* 2005 , Lois Jones, EasyJet: the story of Britain's biggest low-cost airline (page 192)
- Heat until the liquid bumps , then reduce the heat and continue the boiling for 1½ hours.
To move the time of a scheduled event.
* 2010 , Nancy Conner, Matthew MacDonald, Office 2010: The Missing Manual , p. 332:
- Easyjet said the compensation package for passengers bumped off flights was 'probably the most flawed piece of European legislation in recent years'...
(archaic) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise; to boom.
- A colleague emails with news that her 4:30 meeting got bumped to 3:30.
- as a bittern bumps within a reed