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bump

1. noun, slang A small amount of some powdered substance, such as cocaine, that is to be inhaled nasally. I took a quick bump of coke to help perk up before my big presentation. He offered me a bump of ketamine at the party, but I don't really remember much after that.
2. noun, slang A shot of liquor, especially when ordered alongside a beer. The bar always serves a beer and a bump for $5 on Fridays.
3. noun, informal The bulge of a woman's abdomen during pregnancy. You've got such a cute little bump! How far along are you by now? I remember being eight months pregnant, my bump out to here, having to pack up our whole house on my own ahead of our big move to San Francisco.
4. noun, informal A slight increase. Our sales always get a nice bump around spring, when people start coming out of the post-holidays blues. I'll get a bump in my bonus if I can close this deal before Christmas.
5. verb, informal To increase (something) slightly. Just one more five-star user review will bump our app's overall rating to a 4.0 average. They said they'd bump my salary a bit if I complete the training course.
6. verb, informal To prevent someone from boarding their flight due to an overbooking. The airline bumped me from my flight to London, but they offered to put me up in a five-star hotel for the night, so I didn't mind.
7. verb, informal To move someone or something to some different location than what was previously allocated or reserved. It really irritated me that they bumped my story from the front page at the last minute. They needed room for a passenger in a wheelchair, so they bumped me and a couple other passengers to the back of the bus.

bumping

1. With a strong, often enjoyable, beat. This song is really bumping—let's dance!
2. Bustling or busy. Sorry I was gone so long, the deli was really bumping.
3. Very good or excellent. I had a bumping night at the concert, didn't you?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bump

tv. to remove someone from an airplane flight, usually involuntarily, because of overbooking. They bumped me but gave me something to make up for it.

bumping

1. mod. [of music] having a good beat. Man, this music is bumping. I can feel the beat.
2. mod. crowded and busy. This place is bumping. Let’s sit in the corner, out of the way.
3. mod. really good; cool. We had a bumping time at Tiff’s last night.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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When neighbors learned that Minda Drive was to be repaved last summer, they began circulating a city petition requesting a study for so-called traffic calming measures, such as speed bumps.
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