[ UK /klˈʌmp/ ]
[ US /ˈkɫəmp/ ]
  1. a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
  2. a grouping of a number of similar things
    a bunch of trees
    a cluster of admirers
  3. a compact mass
    a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  1. make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
  2. walk clumsily
  3. come together as in a cluster or flock
    The poets constellate in this town every summer
  4. gather or cause to gather into a cluster
    She bunched her fingers into a fist
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How To Use clump In A Sentence

  • The clump is the den area, and to the right are a couple of badger kids. Archive 2009-06-01
  • There was a good deal of waste in this combing, that is, large clumps of tangled wool called noil were combed out. Home Life in Colonial Days
  • The path follows the river closely, occasionally deviating round a clump of trees.
  • Granted, people often clump together for mutual protection from an outside enemy. Christianity Today
  • The tribesmen were all bunched together in clumps, and they too seemed frenzied with excitement.
  • I thought we were never going to reach it; and then, almost unexpectedly, we suddenly came upon it - a small but ancient village, rising up on a slight eminence, but concealed from view by big clumps of tall-growing reeds.
  • Arrange clumps of fig and peach over the cream. Times, Sunday Times
  • His thin, white hair was clumped in oily points that yellowed at the tips.
  • The birds love the dense thickets and scrub and clumps of bushes like blackthorn that grow in the older sites of the park.
  • The children would gather in a noisy clump at the rear window to shout encouragement and offer coaching tips to their pursuer.
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