Definition of bumpy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʌmpi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌmpi//
    (bumpier, bumpiest)
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  1. 1(of a surface) not even; with a lot of bumps a bumpy road/track bumpy ground
  2. 2(of a journey) uncomfortable with a lot of sudden unpleasant movements caused by the road surface, weather conditions, etc. a bumpy ride/flight
  3. Extra examples The road was getting bumpier and we had to hold on to our seats. a very bumpy ride through country lanes He rode over the bumpy ground on his mountain bike. She felt quite sick from the long drive over the bumpy road.Idioms
    have/give somebody a bumpy ride
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    to have a difficult time; to make a situation difficult for somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bumpy