clump

clump
clump1 [klʌmp] n
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Probably from Low German klump]
1.)
a group of trees, bushes, or other plants growing very close together
clump of
a thick clump of grass
in a clump
The roses were planted in clumps across the park.
2.) [C + of]
a small mass of something such as earth or mud
3.) [U]
the sound of someone walking with heavy steps
I heard the clump of Ralph's boots going up the stairs.
clump 2
clump2 v
1.) [I always + adverb/preposition]
to walk with slow noisy steps
clump up/down/along etc
The kids clumped up the stairs in their boots.
2.) also clump together [I and T]
if separate objects clump together, or are clumped together, they form a group or solid mass
This product will cause bacteria and loose dirt to clump together in the water tank.

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  • Clump — Clump, v. t. To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group. Blackmore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clump — (kl[u^]mp), n. [Cf. D. klomp lump, G. klump, klumpen, Dan. klump, Sw. klump; perh. akin to L. globus, E. globe. Cf. {Club}.] 1. An unshaped piece or mass of wood or other substance. [1913 Webster] 2. A cluster; a group; a thicket. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clump — [n1] mass of something array, batch, blob, body, bunch, bundle, chunk, cluster, clutter, gob, group, hodgepodge, hunk, jumble, knot, lot, lump, nugget, parcel, set, shock, wad; concepts 432,470 clump [n2] thumping noise clatter, clomp, galumph,… …   New thesaurus

  • clump|y — «KLUHM pee», adjective, clump|i|er, clump|i|est. 1. full of clumps. 2. like clumps. 3. heavy and clumsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clump — Clump, v. i. To tread clumsily; to clamp. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clump — ► NOUN 1) a small group of trees or plants growing closely together. 2) a compacted mass or lump of something. 3) another term for CLOMP(Cf. ↑clomp). ► VERB 1) form into a clump or mass. 2) another term f …   English terms dictionary

  • clump — [klump] n. [< Du klomp or LowG klump: for IE base see CLUB] 1. a lump; mass 2. a mass of bacteria 3. a cluster, as of shrubs or trees 4. the sound of heavy footsteps vi. 1. to walk heavily; tramp …   English World dictionary

  • clump — index aggregate, assemblage, bulk Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clump — clump1 [ klʌmp ] noun 1. ) count a group of trees or plants growing very close together a ) MAINLY LITERARY a group of people or things very close together b ) a mass of a substance: a clump of hair/earth 2. ) singular the sound of heavy steps… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clump — I UK [klʌmp] / US noun Word forms clump : singular clump plural clumps 1) [countable] a group of trees or plants growing very close together a) mainly literary a group of people or things very close together b) a mass of a substance a clump of… …   English dictionary

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