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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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. supply in great quantities; "Pump money into a project" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a low-cut shoe without fastenings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. question persistently; "She pumped the witnesses for information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. deliver forth; "pump bullets into the dummy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. raise with a pump; of gases or fluids Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. move up and down, as of weights Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. draw or pour with a pump Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. raise (gases oor fluids) with a pump Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. flow intermittently Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. A low shoe with a thin sole. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To work, or raise water, a pump. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To raise water, etc., with a pump; to work a pump. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. An apparatus for forcing a fluid, either gas or liquid, from or to any part. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  24. A machine for raising water and other fluids. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To raise with a pump: to draw out information by artful questions. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To work a pump: to raise water by pumping. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. PUMPER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A thin-soled shoe used in dancing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Machine for raising liquids. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To raise with a pump; extract information from. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To work a pump. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To raise with, or as with, a pump; extort information; question closely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A device for raising, exhausting, or compressing a fluid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A light shoe for dancing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A hydraulic engine for raising water or other fluid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A low shoe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To raise with a pump; to free from water with a pump; to extract secrets by artful questions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To raise water with a pump. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. A low shoe or slipper with a single sole, without a heel, and unwelted, chiefly used in dancing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. pump, n. a machine for raising water and other fluids to a higher level: a machine for drawing out or forcing in air.--v.t. to raise with a pump: to draw out information by artful questions.--v.i. to work a pump: to raise water by pumping.--ns. PUMP'AGE, the amount pumped; PUMP'-BARR'EL, the cylinder which forms the body of a pump.--pa.p. PUMPED (coll.), out of breath, panting--sometimes with out.--ns. PUMP'ER; PUMP'-GEAR, the various parts which make up a pump; PUMP'-HAND'LE, the lever by means of which the pump is worked; PUMP'-HEAD, -HOOD, a frame covering the upper wheel of a chain-pump, serving to guide the water into the discharge-spout; PUMP'ING-EN'GINE, any form of motor for operating a pump; PUMP'-ROD, the rod by which the handle is fixed to the bucket which moves up and down inside; PUMP'-ROOM, the apartment at a mineral spring in which the waters are drunk; PUMP'-WELL, a well from which water is got by pumping.--PUMP SHIP, to urinate. [O. Fr. pompe (cf. Ger. pumpe); perh. conn. with plump.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. pump, n. a thin-soled shoe used in dancing.--adj. PUMPED, wearing pumps. [Prob. Fr. pompe, ornament, show, from Teut., cf. Ger. pumphosen, wide pantaloons.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  44. Machine, usu. cylinder in which piston &c. is moved up& down by rod, for raising water; kinds of machine for raising or moving liquids, compressing or rarefying gases, &c. (fig. of heart, insect\'s suckers, &c.); air, force, stomach, -p.; bicycle-p. (for inflating tires); pumping, stroke of pump; attempt, person skilful, at pumping others; p.-brake, handle of ship\'s p. esp. with transverse bar for several persons to work at; p.-handle v.t. (colloq.), shake (person\'s hand) effusively; p.-room, building where p. is worked esp. at spa where medicinal water is dispensed. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. Work a pump; remove, raise, (water &c., usu. out, up) thus; make (ship, well, &c.) dry by pumping; p. up, inflate (pneumatic tire), inflate tires of (bicycle &c.); bring out, pour forth, (abuse &c. upon) as by pumping; elicit information from (person), elicit (information, usu. out of person), by artful or persistent questions; (of exertion) put completely out of breath (esp. pass.); (of mercury in barometer) rise& fall instantancously; pumpship v.i. (not in polite use), make water. Hence pumper n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. Kind of light shoe now usu. of patent leather& without fastening, worn with evening dress& for dancing. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. Apparatus for drawing and removing liquid. American pocket medical dictionary.
  48. See Chain-pump; Forcing-pump; Suction, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  49. n. [Italian] A machine variously constructed, for raising or transferring water or other fluids ;-a machine which acts by the power of suction, consisting of a piston which works air-tight in a hollow cylinder, alternately exhausting and filling the opposite ends by means of external valves - used to extract or exhaust the air, air pump ; or to empty the stomach of its contents, stomach pump;-or to raise water from a well or reservoir, common domestic pump;-or to raise the bilge water from the hold of a ship, chain pump;-also, a machine which acts by force or pressure of air or fluid, force pump-used to throw water from a fire engine, or to send down air, as into a diving bell, mine, &c. [French pompe, dress.] A low shoe with a thin sole, formerly used in full dress and for dancing, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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