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pump1 British & World English

A mechanical device using suction or pressure to raise or move liquids, compress gases, or force air into inflatable objects such as tyres

pump2 British & World English

A light shoe, in particular:

air pump British & World English

A device for pumping air into or out of an enclosed space

beer pump British & World English

another term for beer engine.

fist pump British & World English

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

lift pump British & World English

A simple pump consisting of a piston moving in a cylinder, both parts incorporating a valve

pump iron in pump1 British & World English

Exercise with weights

pump iron British & World English

Exercise with weights

pump gun British & World English

A pump-action rifle with a tubular magazine

pump room British & World English

A room, building, or compartment in which pumps are housed or from which they are controlled

heat pump British & World English

A device that transfers heat from a colder area to a hotter area by using mechanical energy, as in a refrigerator

breast pump British & World English

A device for drawing milk from a woman’s breasts by suction

force pump British & World English

A pump used to move water or other liquid under greater than ambient pressure

parish-pump British & World English

Of local importance or interest only; parochial

pump-action British & World English

Denoting a repeating firearm in which a new round is brought from the magazine into the breech by a slide action in line with the barrel

pump jockey British & World English

A service station attendant

vacuum pump British & World English

A pump used for creating a vacuum

bicycle pump British & World English

A portable pump for inflating bicycle tyres

pump something in/into in pump1 British & World English

Invest a large sum of money in (something)

pump something up in pump1 British & World English

Turn up the volume of music

pump-priming British & World English

The introduction of fluid into a pump to prepare it for working

stirrup pump British & World English

A portable hand-operated water pump with a footrest resembling a stirrup, used to extinguish small fires

stomach pump British & World English

A syringe attached to a long tube, used for extracting the contents of a person’s stomach (for example, if they have taken poison)

suction pump British & World English

A pump for drawing liquid through a pipe into a chamber emptied by a piston

diaphragm pump British & World English

A pump using a flexible diaphragm in place of a piston

pump someone's hand in pump1 British & World English

Shake a person’s hand vigorously

pump something out in pump1 British & World English

Produce or emit something in large quantities or amounts

centrifugal pump British & World English

A pump that uses an impeller to move water or other fluids

displacement pump British & World English

A pump in which liquid is moved out of the pump chamber by a moving surface or by the introduction of compressed air or gas

peristaltic pump British & World English

A mechanical pump in which pressure is provided by the movement of a constriction along a tube, similar to biological peristalsis

prime the pump in prime2 British & World English

Stimulate the growth or success of something by supplying it with money

prime the pump British & World English

Stimulate the growth or success of something by supplying it with money

pump-and-dump British & World English

Denoting the fraudulent practice of encouraging investors to buy shares in a company in order to inflate the price artificially, and then selling one’s own shares while the price is high

pump something out British & World English

Produce or emit something in large quantities or amounts

pump something up British & World English

Turn up the volume of music

pump someone's hand British & World English

Shake a person’s hand vigorously

pump something in/into British & World English

Invest a large sum of money in (something)

handpump British & World English

A pump operated by hand, especially for drawing well water or draught beer

ballet shoe British & World English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers

ballet pump in ballet shoe British & World English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers

pump English Thesaurus

an engine pumped air out of the tube

pump English-Spanish

bomba f

air pump English-Spanish

bomba f de aire

fuel pump English-Spanish

bomba f de combustible

heat pump English-Spanish

compresor m, bomba f

gas pump English-Spanish

surtidor m, bomba

parish-pump English Thesaurus

a major league performer showing the parish-pump locals how to run their affairs


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