Definitions of Pumping

  1. a. & amp; n. from pump.

Usage examples for Pumping

  1. I could feel my blood pumping hard, but I answered by rote. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  2. Mrs. Motherwell stopped pumping for a minute and looked at Pearl. – Sowing Seeds in Danny by Nellie L. McClung
  3. The demand for pumping- power adequate to the drainage of deep mines set Newcomen's brain to work; and the engine rough- sketched by his ingenuity, and perfected by the genius of Watt, soon increased enormously the production of iron by rendering coal more accessible and the blast- furnace more efficient. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  4. That would not prevent the ship from going down; they would be drowned just the same, and only the courage of the hand at the rudder, and pumping at the leak, could have saved them from destruction. – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  5. Holt ceased pumping, dropped the hand, put both his hands on Stainton's shoulders, and held him at arm's length. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman