Definition of PUMP

noun : PUMP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction ;

  • 2. (

    ) the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a low-cut shoe without fastenings ;

verb : PUMP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal; "pump the gas pedal" ;

  • 2. (

    ) deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy" ;

  • 3. (

    ) draw or pour with a pump ;

  • 4. (

    ) supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project" ;

  • 5. (

    ) flow intermittently ;

  • 6. (

    ) move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym" ;

  • 7. (

    ) raise (gases or fluids) with a pump ;

  • 8. (

    ) question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information" ;


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