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

Translation of bump in French:


  • 3 (sound of fall)
    bruit (m) sourd
  • 6 [informal] (of stripper)bumps and grinds
    déhanchements (mpl) érotiques

transitive verb

  • 1 (knock)
    cogner (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) [informal] (remove)to bump somebody from
    virer quelqu'un de [informal] (passenger list, job)
  • 3 (American English) [informal] (Sport)
    déloger (out of, from de)
  • 4 (American English) [informal] (promote)to bump somebody to
    catapulter quelqu'un au poste de [informal] (manager, professor)
  • 5 (American English) [informal] (raise) = → bump up

intransitive verb

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


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)
rentrer dans (person, object)
he bumped into me
il m'est rentré dedans
2 to bump into [somebody] [informal] (meet)
tomber sur [informal]

bump off

bump off [somebody], bump [somebody] off
liquider [informal]

bump up

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