Definition of fist pump in English:

fist pump

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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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    • He underlines this sentiment with a few fist pumps in the air.
    • There's no fist pumps or head hanging.
    • When I was younger I used to do a lot of fist pumps.


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  • 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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    • I hoot and holler and fist-pump.
    • Given time, and several pairs of trainers he will surely fist pump his way to a major trophy before long.

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