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Definitions of pump

  1. the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions pump blood through the body; " he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
  2. supply in great quantities; " Pump money into a project"
  3. a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
  4. a low- cut shoe without fastenings
  5. question persistently; " She pumped the witnesses for information"
  6. deliver forth; " pump bullets into the dummy"
  7. operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
  8. raise with a pump; of gases or fluids
  9. move up and down, as of weights
  10. draw or pour with a pump
  11. raise ( gases oor fluids) with a pump
  12. move up and down; " The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
  13. flow intermittently
  14. A low shoe with a thin sole.
  15. An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston.
  16. To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
  17. To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.
  18. Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc.
  19. To work, or raise water, a pump.
  20. A machine for raising, compressing, etc., water or other fluids, by means of suction or pressure induced by the motion of a lever or crank; a plain low shoe or slipper.
  21. To raise or draw ( water, etc.) by means of a pump; to draw water, etc., from; as, to pump a well dry; to draw out by artful questions; as, to pump a secret out of a friend.
  22. To raise water, etc., with a pump; to work a pump.
  23. An apparatus for forcing a fluid, either gas or liquid, from or to any part.
  24. A machine for raising water and other fluids.
  25. To raise with a pump: to draw out information by artful questions.
  26. To work a pump: to raise water by pumping.
  27. PUMPER.
  28. A thin- soled shoe used in dancing.
  29. Machine for raising liquids.
  30. To raise with a pump; extract information from.
  31. To work a pump.
  32. To raise with, or as with, a pump; extort information; question closely.
  33. A device for raising, exhausting, or compressing a fluid.
  34. A light shoe for dancing.
  35. A hydraulic engine for raising water or other fluid.
  36. A low shoe.
  37. To raise with a pump; to free from water with a pump; to extract secrets by artful questions.
  38. To raise water with a pump.
  39. A machine for raising water or other liquid, consisting of a tube, in which a piston and two valves work in those of the simplest description.
  40. To raise water or a liquid with a pump; to elicit or draw out from a person by artful questions, as information or secrets.
  41. A low shoe or slipper with a single sole, without a heel, and unwelted, chiefly used in dancing.
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Usage examples for pump

  1. This done, Sandie had a big drink of water from the pump, for Sandie had had a glass too much the night before. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  2. It could be, said Doyle, that there'd be water in your pump. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  3. Say, a piano in that country is like the village pump- the hull country gets about it. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  4. Have them both lowered, together with the electric- drive pump. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  5. The thought attracted me enough to make me shake badly with intent, yet pump dread through me. – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  6. But I could not help looking at the pump which was in front, and the poor things who came there for water, and, most of all, the children. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  7. Then he began to pump on the handle vigorously. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. Now in the middle of the green stood the pump, made of wood with a flat top. – The Faery Tales of Weir by Anna McClure Sholl
  9. I'll send to Antelope and have them order the pump and some pipe. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  10. He wanted only to keep a quiet conversation going behind the pump house. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. Of all the things, however, that afforded matter of amusement to these savages, that which pleased Romata's visitor most was the ship's pump. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. " I saw Baby Betty down by the pump not long ago," said father. – Prince and Rover of Cloverfield Farm by Helen Fuller Orton
  13. " I don't suppose- there isn't a blue pump, is there? – Four Girls and a Compact by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  14. If what we have seen to- day can be realised it would not be necessary to pump out the North Sea in order to invade England. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  15. You pump it out pretty well. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  16. The manager got after Jonadab and me later on, and did his best to pump us, but he didn't find out much. – Cape Cod Stories The Old Home House by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. I heard it from Milly Pump, and she heard it from Broadhurst. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  18. Anyway, it wouldn't do any harm to pump him a bit. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  19. " Don't let him pump you," he said in a low voice, without looking at me; then he sprang into the cab and slammed the door. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. It is a difficult thing to pump coal oil and make love at the same time. – A House Party with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
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