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Definition of "clump" []

  • A clustered mass; a lump: clumps of soil. (noun)
  • A thick grouping, as of trees or bushes. (noun)
  • A heavy dull sound; a thud. (noun)
  • To form lumps or thick groupings. (verb-intransitive)
  • To walk or move so as to make a heavy dull sound. (verb-intransitive)

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 "clump" in a sentence
  • "I like that she is using the same universe what she calls a clump of characters, but isn't sticking with the same narrator."
  • "Mainly because an orange-pip sized cell clump is not a baby."
  • "Before, scientists had assumed that this shattering led to the eventual dissipation of the rings, but a new simulation, created by Glen Stewart and Stuart Robbins of the University of Colorado, shows that after breaking up, the particles could again clump together in a perpetual recycling process."