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Definition of hump noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a large lump that sticks out above the surface of something, especially the ground the dark hump of the mountain in the distance
  2. 2a large lump on the back of some animals, especially camels
  3. 3a large lump on the back of a person, caused by an unusual curve in the spine (= the row of bones in the middle of the back)
  4. Idioms
    be over the hump
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    to have done the most difficult part of something

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