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Synonyms for bump

Synonyms for bump

to come together or come up against with force


to proceed with sudden, abrupt movements


to lower in rank or grade

bump into: to find or meet by chance

bump off: to take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully

violent forcible contact between two or more things

an unevenness or elevation on a surface

a small raised area of skin resulting from a light blow or an insect sting, for example

Synonyms for bump

a lump on the body caused by a blow

come upon, as if by accident

dance erotically or dance with the pelvis thrust forward

remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied


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Attaching bump stocks to a semi-automatic rifle could allow it to shoot faster and also enable it to fire hundreds of rounds per minute, according to experts, Fox News reported.
Marlin said Bump dismissed a second complaint when one of Bump's campaign staff members dropped off campaign paperwork at Marlin's office.
You haven't set in place any strict rules, you haven't even punished those who make these bumps.
Bump Pay relies on the physical contact of phones, so it can only be done in person.
Eventually, you'll be able to bump any phone into any phone," says Mintz.
I recently wrote to the Prime Minister and Department for Transport and their reply said that tests proved these bumps didn't damage cars.
Ideally the bump print deposition would be inspected using solder paste inspection or AOI to ensure print robustness and repeatability.
Hearing that a bump in Castle Street, Loughor was the eighth most disliked in the UK, local taxi driver Dave Williams said, "They are a pain, upsetting everything and everyone in the car and damaging suspension, tyres and occasionally even the bodywork.
While the issue has received increased media attention in the United States, no documented uses of bump keys to commit crimes exist.
If your car is damaged by a speed bump you need to get an engineer's report and then you can take action against the local authority.
My problem is the amount of road- works across the city and the unbelievable amount of speed bumps being installed.
After five years of trials, the Transcalm bump is set to be used in London and Birmingham.
There's no single theme to Speed Bump: Cartoons For Idea People, no basic philosophy--but his 'outtakes' appear in over 200 newspapers around the country and Speed Bump is a fine survey which gathers these into themed chapters, includes the author's introduction to each, and even presents a small portion of color cartoons with the black and white winners.
It was snowing hard, there was lots of powder, and we spent all day on black bump runs.
Adding bumps is a manual process today, but in the future, one can anticipate layout tools to assist bump placement.