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lump together

1. To collect or gather disparate things into a single indiscriminate mass or group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lump" and "together." Don't lump together all these clothes before they go in the wash—separate out lights and darks first!
2. To put or categorize someone or something in the same manner or group as someone or something else, especially indiscriminately or without justification. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lump" and "together." We shouldn't be lumping Tom together with those other troublemakers just because he broke the rules one time. My novels are all high fantasy books written for adults, but most books stores still lump them together with stuff aimed at kids and young adults.
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lump someone and someone else together

 and lump something and something else together
to classify people or things as members of the same category. You just can't lump Bill and Ted together. They are totally different kinds of people. I tend to lump apples and oranges 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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References in classic literature ?
There was quite a bewildering succession of drives, dances, picnics and boating parties, all expressively lumped together by Phil under the head of "jamborees"; Alec and Alonzo were so constantly on hand that Anne wondered if they ever did anything but dance attendance on that will-o'-the-wisp of a Phil.
The Prosecuting Attorney interposed, demanding to know which of the two cases lumped together was, and by what right Patsy's lawyer, at that stage of the proceedings, should take the witness.
"Your Honor," Watson said next day to the village Justice, a well to do farmer and graduate, thirty years before, from a cow college, "since this Sol Witberg has seen fit to charge me with battery, following upon my charge of battery against him, I would suggest that both cases be lumped together. The testimony and the facts are the same in both cases."
Independent, or but loosely connected provinces, with separate interests, laws, governments and systems of taxation, became lumped together into one nation, with one government, one code of laws, one national class-interest, one frontier and one customs-tariff.
He says we've become fearful of it, because all sorts of sugars are lumped together.
While stating that in the geopolitical zoning arrangement, that there is a clear demarcation in the southern region in the sharing of political power, Jagaba said such is different in the north where he said the middle belt is lumped together with core north.
'The road leading to the area was quite narrow, and the houses are all lumped together, and they were made of light materials so the fire spread quickly,' Gillado said.
Speaking at a 'ceramah kelompok' held at Jalan Desa Pengkalan here on Sunday night, Aziz, who is a constitutional law expert, added that the then redelineation, where most Chinese voters were lumped together, had led to the coalition winning.
lumped together Prentice, Page 62 "The journalist who wrote the piece was immediately suspended."
"They want to clump all accounts like what happened at the NSSF, where old people's accounts were lumped together, giving people with long fingers an opportunity to 'eat' money," he said.
'We underscore our position that vaping and smoking should not be lumped together,' said Mark Czerwin Erana, spokesperson of the group.
Instead, all terror cases are lumped together, with 105 people charged in the year to June.
Instead, all terror convictions are lumped together showing that of 105 people charged in the 12 months to June this year, 33 were tried, 32 were convicted and 68 await prosecution, Byrne said Britain should be doing more to get Brits who joined IS prosecuted for war crimes at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
He opined that Mexico has been unfairly lumped together by investors with other emerging economies.
After lambasting them as pettifoggers, Walsh was approached by one of them--a Cornelius Terhune--who asked that the masters of pettifoggery not be lumped together with the amateurs.