lump together


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lump (someone or something) together

To put or categorize someone or something in the same manner or group as someone or something else, especially in a careless, hasty, or indiscriminately. Just because I've dabbled in drugs and alcohol doesn't mean I deserve to be lumped together with those degenerates. Kids, please don't lump all these clothes together before they go in the wash—separate out lights and darks! I don't think it's a good idea lumping these two groups of kids together.
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lump together

v.
To put people or things in the same group or category indiscriminately: The teacher lumped the puzzles and the books together in the toy box. Those students are friends, but I wouldn't lump them together in the same clique.
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Literature reports may skew the prognostic implications of acute renal failure (ARF) because they lump together both groups of patients, observed Dr.
In this book's preface, it is observed that many people frequently use the term "Hispanics" to lump together a group they believe to be homogeneous.
Luke's purpose is connected to his overall scheme across his two literary works, which scholars tend to lump together as Luke-Acts.
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Writing in 1963, when postmodernism was hardly a twinkle in anyone's eye, Hayek observed: "To lump together under the name of 'enlightenment'...the French philosophers from Voltaire to Condorcet on the one hand, and the Scottish and English thinkers from Mandeville through Hume and Adam Smith to Edmund Burke on the other, is to gloss over differences which for the influence of these men on the next century were much more important than any superficial similarity which may exist." There's no question that Bacon and Descartes bore many offspring, some of whom looked like neither parent.
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The insect families that scientists lump together as aphids belong to the huge order of true bugs, which typically deploy sucking mouthparts much like built-in soda straws.
It may be unfair to lump together the first and the second JEP wave, but it will do as shorthand, with the quintessential JEP painter being Georges Mathieu, whose theatrics of gesturalism and subjectivist pretense represent the apogee of what Hains, Villegle, Hantai, and Barre abhorred.
The theropod dinosaurs that paleontologists lump together with birds appeared 75 million years later.
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