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

Translation of bump in Spanish:


  • 2 (lump)
    Example sentences
    • How many babies before mine have been jolted awake by the bumps and cracks in the concrete created by unruly tree roots and water damage?
    • It is a grassy bump amongst other grassy bumps and is marked with a small cairn.
    • Seconds later, a family friend on skis went over the same bump and crashed into Jack after failing to spot him lying in the snow.
    Example sentences
    • Where some people have a bump of direction, I have a small black hole.
    • Gall thought that he was able to correlate certain particular mental faculties to bumps and depressions on the surface of the skull.
    • A bump on the skull directly above one of these sections indicates that the particular faculty, called an organ, is more than normally developed.
  • 3
    also: bumps plural
    (British) we gave her/I got the bumps
    la manteamos/me mantearon
    le dimos/me dieron una pamba (Mexico) [colloquial]

transitive verb

  • 1 (hit, knock lightly)I bumped my head/elbow on or against the door
    me di en la cabeza/el codo con or contra la puerta
    I bumped the post as I was reversing
    choqué con or contra el poste al dar marcha atrás
  • 2 (remove, throw out) (US) [colloquial] we got bumped from the flight
    nos quedamos sin plaza en el vuelo
    Example sentences
    • By comparison, Russia has five current or former world champions and is so deep that Sajidov bumped reigning Olympic champion Adam Saitiev for these games.
    • Aging receivers bumped were Jacksonville's Jimmy Smith, Denver's Rod Smith and Oakland's Tim Brown.
    • Getting bumped is no reflection on MarineMax, which is one of the best-performing public companies in the Tampa Bay area.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (hit, knock)to bump (against something/somebody)
    darse or chocar (contra or con algo/alguien)
    Example sentences
    • Grace struggled more violently than before, bumping against a table and knocking a large porcelain vase to the floor, where it shattered into a thousand pieces with a loud crash.
    • Knocking down the fire-irons, tumbling over the chairs, bumping against the piano, smothering himself among the curtains, wherever she went, there went he.
    • Behind, the young women are fast asleep, their heads gently bumping against each other now and then.
  • 2 (move) (+ adverb complement) the cart bumped over the field
    el carro iba dando botes or tumbos por el campo
    to bump and grind
    bailar contoneándose
    Example sentences
    • As we headed for the forest, we bumped along in a large all-wheel-drive military-type vehicle over the roughest forest roads we'd ever experienced.
    • But since Deja had bumped along with a skeleton staff for several months, and functioned fine, we wondered if this would really have hurt Google financially.
    • The cart still tottered as it bumped along the Mourning Valley.

Phrasal verbs

bump into

verb + preposition + object
1 (collide with)
darse contra
chocar contra
I bumped into a tree
me di contra un árbol
2 (meet by chance) [colloquial]
toparse con
tropezarse con
encontrarse con

bump off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
quitar de en medio [colloquial]
liquidar [colloquial]
pasaportar [colloquial]

bump up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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