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bump  

  ( bumps    plural & 3rd person present)   ( bumping    present participle)   ( bumped    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you bump into something or someone, you accidentally hit them while you are moving.  
They stopped walking and he almost bumped into them...      V into/against n  
He bumped his head on the low beams of the house.      V n  
      Bump is also a noun., n-count  
Small children often cry after a minor bump.     
2       n-count   A bump is the action or the dull sound of two heavy objects hitting each other.  
I felt a little bump and I knew instantly what had happened..., The child took five steps, and then sat down with a bump.     
3       n-count   A bump is a minor injury or swelling that you get if you bump into something or if something hits you.   (=lump)  
She fell against our coffee table and got a large bump on her forehead.     
4       n-count   If you have a bump while you are driving a car, you have a minor accident in which you hit something.  
INFORMAL   (=accident, crash)  
5       n-count   A bump on a road is a raised, uneven part.  
The truck hit a bump and bounced.     
6       verb   If a vehicle bumpsover a surface, it travels in a rough, bouncing way because the surface is very uneven.  
We left the road, and again bumped over the mountainside...      V prep/adv, Also V way adv/prep  
7   
    goose bumps  
8    If someone comes down to earthwith a bump, they suddenly start recognizing unpleasant facts after a period of time when they have not been doing this.  
with a bump      phrase   PHR after v     (emphasis)    Company bosses have come back down to earth with a bump after a period of post-election euphoria.      bump into      phrasal verb   If you bump into someone you know, you meet them unexpectedly.  
INFORMAL  
(=run into)  

I happened to bump into Mervyn Johns in the hallway.      V P n   bump off      phrasal verb   To bump someone off means to kill them.  
often HUMOROUS, INFORMAL   They will probably bump you off anyway!      V n P  
...the hit man he's hired to bump off his wife.      V P n (not pron)  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
v.
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.
n.
a process by which two or more things affect each other
In my science class, I learned the interaction between humans and the Earth is getting more negative because people keep emitting the carbon dioxide.
n.
a process by which two or more things affect each other ()
I learned the idea of interactions in ecosystems. It was hard to understand because there are many kinds of interactions that made me feel confused.
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
belly of a pregnant woman
exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
n.
person who is very important and dear without formally being the spouse
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
n.
ruling other people things
I respect the people in the past who were dominant and had power to control a government such as Nobutaka Oda who was a samurai because he controlled almost all areas in Japan.
v.
To change something into something better
Fanute the apartment into a house. Jesus can fanute water into wine.
adj.
brought into servitude; slave to someone
exp.
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
n.
software created with the purpose of testing other software
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
v.
to recycle somethiing and make it into something more upmarket
a necklace made of upcycled plastic bags
n.
police crowd management technique that consists of herding people into a compact group. AKA corralling
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
n.
adding narrative to a topic ; transforming some facts into a story
n.
A fraudulent intentional demonstration during or before it is entered into a computer system.
[Tech.];[Leg.] A fraudulent intentional demonstration during or before it is entered into a computer system.
n.
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
exp.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
exp.
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]

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