- 1a piece of something hard or solid, usually without a particular shape a lump of coal/cheese/wood This sauce has lumps in it.
- 2 = sugar cube
- 3a swelling under the skin, sometimes a sign of serious illness He was unhurt apart from a lump on his head. Check your breasts for lumps every month.
- 4 (informal) a heavy, lazy, or stupid person He's a big fat lump. Idioms
nounjump to other results
to feel pressure in the throat because you are very sad or emotional
have, etc. a lump in your throatjump to other results
to accept bad things that happen to you without complaining We made mistakes but we took our lumps.
take your lumps(informal)jump to other results