From (etyl) pumpe, possibly from (etyl) . Compare Dutch pompen, German pumpen, and (etyl) pompe.
A device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas.
An instance of the action of a pump; one stroke of a pump; any action similar to pumping
A device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold, particularly fuel.
(bodybuilding) A swelling of the muscles caused by increased blood flow following high intensity weightlifting.
* 2010', Eric Velazquez, "Power Pairings", ''Reps!'' ' 17 :83
- Want a skin-stretching pump ? Up the volume by using high-rep sets.
(colloquial) A ride on a bicycle given to a passenger, usually on the handlebars or fender.
- A great pump is better than coming. (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
(US, obsolete, slang) The heart.
To use a pump to move (liquid or gas).
To fill with air.
To move rhythmically, as the motion of a pump.
To shake (a person's hand) vigorously.
To gain information from (a person) by persistent questioning.
To use a pump to move liquid or gas.
- But pump not me for politics.
(slang) To be going very well.
(sports) To kick, throw or hit the ball far and high.
, date=February 5
, author=Michael Da Silva
, title=Wigan 4 - 3 Blackburn
, passage=Blackburn pumped long balls towards Diouf as they became increasingly desperate to salvage a point, but Wigan held on for a win that may prove crucial in their quest for Premier League survival.}}
(Scotland, slang) To pass gas; to fart.
* 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 82:
(computing) To pass (messages) into a program so that it can obey them.
* Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 documentation for
- People never pumped , just never never, but sometimes ye got smells.
- The interop system pumps messages while it attempts to clean up RCWs.
The etymology of the term is unclear and disputed. One possibility is that it comes from "Pomp" (i.e. ornamentation), claimed in Skeat & Skeat's A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language'' (ISBN 9781596050921), and another is that it refers to the sound made by the foot moving inside the shoe when dancing, suggested as a probable source in Chambers's etymological dictionary (James Donald - Published by W. and R. Chambers, 1867). The Oxford English Dictionary claims that it appeared in the 16th century, and lists its origin as "obscure". It has also been linked to the Dutch ''pampoesje , possibly borrowed from Javanese "pampus", ultimately from Persian (papush) / Arabic (babush) (International archives of ethnography: Volume 9 - Intern. Gesellschaft für Ethnographie; Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië - Ter Lands-drukkerij, 1870).
(British) A type of shoe, a trainer or sneaker.
(chiefly, North America) A type of very high-heeled shoe; stilettoes.
A type of shoe without a heel (source: Dictionarium Britannicum - 1736)
* [http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-22,GGGL:en&q=pumps%20shoes&sa=N&tab=wi] Some images.
* 1591' "Gabriel's ' pumps were all unpinkt i' th' heel" -- The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare
* (shoe) plimsoll (British), sneaker, trainer
* air pump
* hand pump
* petrol pump
* price at the pump
* pump fake
* pump iron
* pump room
* pump up
* stirrup pump
* sump pump
* under the pump
Resembling a pump or some aspect of one.