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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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The problem began last Thursday, when scores of people were bumped off flights leaving Bahrain for the Indian sub-continent, the UK and European destinations.
The army is now in 'Sector 16' looking for scientists who've gone missing, but soon they're all being bumped off one by one.
After she's bumped off by a couple of henchmen, mystical Egyptian cat breath brings Patience back to life, imbuing her with a love of tuna and a hatred of dogs.
The Europe-wide laws guarantee cash payments of up to pounds 420 for people bumped off flights plus other benefits including meals and drinks during hold-ups.
Lancaster Vice Mayor Henry Hearns, a sergeant in the Korean War, recounted the day he was bumped off a flight that was to bring him home from Okinawa by someone who outranked him.
Without fail they leak that one or more of their characters is going to be bumped off.
But even they are in danger of being bumped off, too.
Peggy has been driven to despair by Roxy's new ideas for The Vic, which include trying to attract new customers, charging for finger buffets and not giving pride of place to the bust of Queen Victoria - aka the blunt instrument which bumped off the previous owner.
Over the next 13 episodes a guest is bumped off every single week - until finally the murderer is revealed.
The Players will stage a little mystery - it's by John E McDermott and is called quite graphically, Bumped Off.
Under the new rules, all airlines fly-ing to and from EU airports will have to pay pounds 428 to passeng ers bumped off long haul flights, pounds 285 for medium trips and pounds 178 for short hops.
Under new European Union guidelines airlines will be required to pay increased compensation to passengers bumped off flights due to deliberate overbooking.
One in ten passengers have been bumped off flights - and this increases the frequency of flying, according to a new survey.