Definition of clump verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    clump

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//klʌmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//klʌmp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clump
    BrE BrE//klʌmp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//klʌmp//
     
    he / she / it clumps
    BrE BrE//klʌmps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//klʌmps//
     
    past simple clumped
    BrE BrE//klʌmpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//klʌmpt//
     
    past participle clumped
    BrE BrE//klʌmpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//klʌmpt//
     
    -ing form clumping
    BrE BrE//ˈklʌmpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌmpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (especially British English) to put your feet down noisily and heavily as you walk The children clumped down the stairs.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] clump (together) | clump A and B (together) to come together or be brought together to form a tight group Galaxies tend to clump together in clusters.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a heap or lump): partly imitative, reinforced by Middle Low German klumpe and Middle Dutch klompe; related to club ‘to hit someone with a stick or heavy object’.
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