Definition of "tump" [tump]

  • To overturn. Often used with over: You're about to tump that thing over. (verb-transitive)
  • To fall over. Often used with over: Is that wheelbarrow going to tump over? (verb-intransitive)
  • A mound. (noun)
  • A clump of trees, shrubs, or grass. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tump" in a sentence
  • "She's not letting go of "tump," which means "to accidentally knock over," any time soon."
  • "Tow-line and pole, paddle and tump-line, rapids and portages, -- such tortures served to give the one a deep digust for great hazards, and printed for the other a fiery text on the true romance of adventure."
  • "Koyokuk, the toil of pick and shovel, the scars and mars of pack-strap and tump-line, the straight meat diet with the dogs, and all the long procession of twenty full years of toil and sweat and endeavor."
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