bump against

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bump (up) against (someone or something)

To touch or strike something or someone, usually lightly and unintentionally. Whenever someone opens the door, it bumps against the coat rack. I lost my balance and bumped up against the person in front of me in line.
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bump (up) against someone or something

to strike someone or something accidentally, usually relatively gently. The car bumped up against the curb. The door has bumped against the wall and scratched the paint.
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We came down to earth with a bump against Leicester and we are not where we want to be, but this is a great step forward for us.
IF YOU BUMP against a John Dory in the deep blue sea, you'll be reminded of your favourite duffer from school.
Natural CVA is found in the hard exoskeletons of flies and theoretically released when the flies bump against each other.
You don't see the Third Worlding of Los Angeles: the influx of poverty and the exodus of the tax base while gated communities bump against unlicensed street vendors and illegal garage conversions.
However, it didn't take too long before we were brought back down to earth with a bump against Ballymoney United.
When we were firing from the assault position, it had a bad tendency to bump against the body, dropping 100 rounds at our feet; not a good thing in the middle of a firefight.
AFTER last week's 10-0 League victory the team were brought down to earth with a massive bump against an excellent Netherton team who were better in every department.
Others believe that financial education programs, which inevitably bump against other priorities in school curriculums, don't begin early enough to have an impact.
Lyrics about the family man who's "trying to stay focused on the righteous path" bump against others about a friend lost to crystal meth.
WIDNES were brought back down to earth with a bump against Celtic Crusaders in Bridgend.
We had a bump against Junction City, but the guys have regrouped and figured out what got us to the point where we have a chance to do something good.
Masses of land (called plates) slip, slide, and bump against each other, slowly changing the shape of continents and oceans over millions and billions of years.
These figures might inhabit fragments of abstraction or bump against graphic styling appropriated from the posters and flyers of the German techno scene, which was but one of the subcultures--along with skateboarding and manga--whose visual vernaculars Majerus mined.
Deportivo enjoyed the delights of beating Real Madrid on Wednesday night, but they could be brought back down to earth with a bump against 7-2 Getafe tonight.
They kind of float and bump against each other, which causes earthquakes, which make the ground shake.