hump meaning, hump definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( humps    plural & 3rd person present)   ( humping    present participle)   ( humped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A hump is a small hill or raised area.   (=mound)  
The path goes over a large hump by a tree before running near a road.     
2       n-count   A camel's hump is the large lump on its back.  
3       n-count   A hump is a large lump on a person's back, usually caused by illness or old age.  
oft poss N  
4       verb   If you hump something heavy, you carry it from one place to another with great difficulty.  

Charlie humped his rucksack up the stairs to his flat.      V n prep/adv  
5    If someone gets the hump, they get very annoyed about something.  
get the hump      phrase   V inflects  
Fans just get the hump when they lose.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    bulge, bump, hunch, knob, lump, mound, projection, protrusion, protuberance, swelling  
2    the hump        (Brit. informal)   megrims     (rare)   the blues, the doldrums, the dumps     (informal)   the grumps     (informal)   the mopes, the sulks  
3    arch, curve, form a hump, hunch, lift, tense  
4      (slang)   carry, heave, hoist, lug, shoulder  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

! at hunchback hump n.
à bossu la bosse

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c'est toujours un autre que nous qui a tort; nul ne voit sa propre bosse
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