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Synonyms for bump

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

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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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