Definition of fist pump in English:

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fist pump

informal, chiefly US


A gesture of triumph or affirmation in which the forearm is raised with fist clenched, then swung downward toward the body in a vigorous pumping motion: his 25-foot birdie was greeted with fist pumps and high fives
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  • In short, has the fist pump ruined the Ryder Cup?
  • I think people are talking tough on Tiger right now, but he'll be reeling them back into the bandwagon with the first fist pump.
  • He had made a 15-foot birdie putt, getting within a stroke of the lead, and punctuated it with an emphatic fist pump.


(fist-pump) [no object]
Swing one’s clenched fist and raised forearm downward toward the body in a vigorous pumping motion as a gesture of triumph or affirmation: ‘Yes!’ Rachel yelped and fist-pumped from behind her laptop [with object]: if that were the case, we’d be fist-pumping the air in delight
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  • Given time, and several pairs of trainers he will surely fist pump his way to a major trophy before long.
  • I hoot and holler and fist-pump.

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