Clump Definition

klŭmp
clumped, clumping, clumps
noun
clumps
A lump; mass.
Webster's New World
A mass of bacteria.
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A cluster, as of shrubs or trees.
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The sound of heavy footsteps.
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verb
clumped, clumping, clumps
To plant in a clump; group together in a cluster.
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To form clumps.
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To walk heavily; tramp.
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To cause to form clumps.
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Other Word Forms of Clump

Noun

Singular:
clump
Plural:
clumps

Origin of Clump

  • Probably from Middle Dutch clompe or Middle Low German klumpe (compare German Klumpen). Cognates include Danish klump (probably from Low German as well). Compare Norwegian (bokmål) klump

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably Low German klump from Middle Low German klumpe cluster of trees

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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