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Meaning & Definition of Pump in English

English

Pump

/pəmp/

noun

1. A mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

    synonym:
  • pump

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"
    synonym:
  • heart
  • ,
  • pump
  • ,
  • ticker

3. A low-cut shoe without fastenings

    synonym:
  • pump

verb

1. Operate like a pump

  • Move up and down, like a handle or a pedal
  • "Pump the gas pedal"
    synonym:
  • pump

2. Deliver forth

  • "Pump bullets into the dummy"
    synonym:
  • pump

3. Draw or pour with a pump

    synonym:
  • pump

4. Supply in great quantities

  • "Pump money into a project"
    synonym:
  • pump

5. Flow intermittently

    synonym:
  • pump

6. Move up and down

  • "The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
    synonym:
  • pump

7. Raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

    synonym:
  • pump

8. Question persistently

  • "She pumped the witnesses for information"
    synonym:
  • pump

Examples of using

We get our water from a pump in the backyard.
The human heart is analogous to a pump.