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lump /lmp/ n. 1 a round mass: An artist molded a lump of clay. 2 a hard abnormal growth: She felt a lump in her breast and called the doctor. 3 a small block of sugar: One lump or two in your coffee? 4 a lump in the throat: a tight feeling in the throat caused by strong emotion 5 to take ones lumps: to suffer punishment or bad luck when trying s.t. difficult: If you play ice hockey, you have to take your lumps; its a rough sport.
v. [T] 1 to put together and treat as the same: He lumps all those who disagree with him into one category: stupid. 2 infrml. to like it or lump it: to accept s.t. that one dislikes: Like it or lump it, we have to follow orders. 3 phrasal v. sep. to lump s.t. together: to put two or more things together, usu. randomly: She lumped together all the files on her desk.||She lumped them together.
adj. a lump sum: an amount of money paid at one time : We paid for the car on the installment plan, because we couldnt afford to pay in a lump sum.