lump

lump1
lumpingly, adv.
/lump/, n.
1. a piece or mass of solid matter without regular shape or of no particular shape: a lump of coal.
2. a protuberance or swelling: a blow that raised a lump on his head.
3. an aggregation, collection, or mass; clump: All the articles were piled in a great lump.
4. Also called lump of sugar. a small block of granulated sugar, designed for sweetening hot coffee, tea, etc.: How many lumps do you take in your coffee?
5. majority; plurality; multitude: The great lump of voters are still undecided.
6. lumps, Informal. harsh criticism, punishment, or defeat: The new theory came in for some lumps when other scholars heard of it.
7. Informal. a heavy, clumsy, and usually stupid person.
8. get or take one's lumps, to receive or endure hardship, punishment, criticism, etc.: Without its star pitcher, the baseball team will get its lumps today.
adj.
9. in the form of a lump or lumps: lump sugar.
10. made up of a number of items taken together; not separated or considered separately: The debts were paid in one lump sum.
v.t.
11. to unite into one aggregation, collection, or mass (often fol. by together): We lumped the reds and blues together.
12. to deal with, handle, consider, etc., in the lump or mass: to lump unrelated matters indiscriminately.
13. to make into a lump or lumps: to lump dough before shaping it into loaves.
14. to raise into or cover with lumps: a plow lumping the moist earth.
v.i.
15. to form or raise a lump or lumps: Stir the gravy so that it doesn't lump.
16. to move heavily and awkwardly: The big oaf lumped along beside me.
[1250-1300; ME lumpe, lomp(e); c. early D lompe piece, Dan lump(e) lump, dial. Norw lump block]
lump2
/lump/, v.t. Informal.
to put up with; resign oneself to; accept and endure: If you don't like it, you can lump it.
[1785-95; Amer.; perh. identical with Brit. dial. lump to look sullen, of expressive orig.]

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