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British English: /bʌmp/
American English: /bəmp/

Translation of bump in French:


  • 3 (sound of fall)
    bruit (m) sourd
  • 6
    (of stripper) See examples: bumps and grinds
    déhanchements (mpl) érotiques

transitive verb

  • 1 (knock)
    against, on contre
    to bump one's head
    se cogner la tête
    to bump the car
    cabosser la voiture
    to bump somebody off ou from
    faire tomber quelqu'un de
    (wall, seat)
  • 2
    (American English) (remove)to bump somebody from
    virer (informal) quelqu'un de
    (passenger list, job)
  • 3
    (American English) (Sport)
    out of, from de
  • 4
    (American English) (promote)to bump somebody to
    catapulter (informal) quelqu'un au poste de
    (manager, professor)
  • 5
    (American English) (raise) = → bump up

intransitive verb

  • 1 (knock) See examples: to bump against
    buter contre
  • 2 (move jerkily) See examples: to bump along
    brinquebaler sur
    to bump over
    cahoter sur
    to bump up and down in
    se faire secouer dans


to come down to earth with a bump

être ramené à la dure réalité

to feel ou read somebody's bumps

interpréter les bosses crâniennes de quelqu'un

things that go bump in the night

les bruits effrayants de la nuit

Phrasal verbs

bump into

1 bump into [somebody/something] (collide)
(person, object)
he bumped into me
2 to bump into [somebody] (informal) (meet)

bump off

bump off [somebody], bump [somebody] off

bump up

bump up [something] 1.1 (increase)
faire grimper
(informal) (price, tax, wage) from de; to à
1.2 (exaggerate)
(informal) (real number)

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