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Dictionary Definition

clump

Noun

1 a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: bunch, cluster, clustering]
2 a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder" [syn: ball, clod, glob, lump, chunk]
3 a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) [syn: thump, thumping, clunk, thud]

Verb

1 make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground [syn: clop, clunk, plunk]
2 come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer" [syn: cluster, constellate, flock]
3 walk clumsily [syn: clomp]
4 gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"; "The students bunched up at the registration desk" [syn: bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A cluster or lump
  2. A thick group or bunch, especially of bushes or hair.
  3. A dull thud.

Derived terms

Translations

cluster
thick group
dull thud
* ttbc French: touffe

Verb

  1. To form clusters or lumps
  2. To gather into thick groups
  3. To walk with a heavy footfalls.

Translations

form a cluster
gather in thick groups
walk with heavy footfalls

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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