hump


hump
[[t]hʌ̱mp[/t]]
humps, humping, humped
1) N-COUNT A hump is a small hill or raised area.

The path goes over a large hump by a tree before running near a road.

Syn:
2) N-COUNT A camel's hump is the large lump on its back.

Camels rebuild fat stores in their hump.

3) N-COUNT: oft poss N A hump is a large lump on a person's back, usually caused by illness or old age.
4) VERB If you hump something heavy, you carry it from one place to another with great difficulty. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V n prep/adv] Charlie humped his rucksack up the stairs to his flat. [Also V n]

Syn:
5) VERB: V n To hump someone means to have sex with them. [INFORMAL, RUDE]
6) PHRASE: V inflects If someone gets the hump, they get very annoyed about something. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

Fans just get the hump when they lose.

7) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, PHR after v If you say that you are over the hump, you mean that you no longer have a problem or difficulty that was stopping you being successful or happy.

We're basically over the hump. We've got an economy that's likely to grow next year even more than it did in 1992.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • hump — ► NOUN 1) a rounded protuberance found on the back of a camel or other animal or as an abnormality on a person s back. 2) a rounded raised mass of earth or land. ► VERB 1) informal lift or carry with difficulty. 2) make hump shaped. 3) vulgar… …   English terms dictionary

  • Hump — Hump, v. t. 1. To form into a hump; to make hump shaped; to hunch; often with up. The cattle were very uncomfortable, standing humped up in the bushes. T. Roosvelt. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To put or carry on the (humped) back; to shoulder; hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hump|y — hump|y1 «HUHM pee», adjective, hump|i|er, hump|i|est. 1. full of humps. 2. like a hump. hump|y2 «HUHM pee», noun, plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hump — ist die Bezeichnung für einen bekannten Häuptling der Miniconjou Lakota Indianer, siehe Hump (Häuptling) eine Schauplatz des Zweiten Weltkrieges im Himalaya, siehe The Hump eine Wortschöpfung des österreichischen Politikers Hilmar Kabas, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hump — hump·less; hump; hump·ty; hump·ty dump·ty; …   English syllables

  • Hump — (h[u^]mp), n. [Cf. D. homp a lump, LG. hump heap, hill, stump, possibly akin to E. heap. Cf. {Hunch}.] 1. A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A fleshy protuberance on the back of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hump — may refer to:* HUMP! (film festival), an annual presentation of amateur pornography * The Hump, a name given by WWII Allied pilots to part of the Himalayan mountains * Kyphosis, the curve on an upper spine that causes a hunchback * dry humping,… …   Wikipedia

  • hump — [hump] n. [< or akin to LowG humpe, thick piece < IE * kumb (< base * keu , to bend, curve) > HIP1, Sans kumba , thick end (of a bone), Gr kymbē, a bowl] 1. a rounded, protruding lump, as the fleshy mass on the back of a camel: see… …   English World dictionary

  • hump — [n] swelling, projection bulge, bump, convexedness, convexity, dune, elevation, eminence, excrescence, gibbosity, hill, hummock, hunch, knap, knob, knurl, kyphosis, mound, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, ridge, swell, tumescence; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • hump — humper, n. humpless, adj. /hump/, n. 1. a rounded protuberance, esp. a fleshy protuberance on the back, as that due to abnormal curvature of the spine in humans, or that normally present in certain animals, as the camel or bison. 2. Physical Geog …   Universalium


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