Meaning of BUM in English

BUM

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bum bag

bums on seats British English informal (= used for saying that something or someone can attract a large audience )

He is an actor who will put bums on seats.

gets a bum rap

Cleveland always gets a bum rap in the press.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

beach

Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort are beach bums and proud of it.

You envision a California beach bum .

■ VERB

get

Oh yes, they're very good at theory but no bloody good at getting off their bums and looking for themselves!

But I got the bum who led them.

With a face like mine I never get my bum pinched or felt!

So far the film, which is bound to get a few bums on seats for that scene alone, is untitled.

He's got a great bum .

Chocolat has been nominated for five Oscars, so it's bound to get a lot of bums on seats.

put

When you can put bums on seats, then you can come and tell me what flights you want to travel on.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bum/bad rap

She said social programs of the 1960s have gotten a bad rap in the 1990s.

They got me on a bum rap .

Yalta's bad name was in some ways a bum rap .

a bummer

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A couple of bums were passing a bottle in a doorway.

She's always complaining about her husband, but she won't throw the bum out.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I thought the members had been waiting, just waiting, for the chance to throw the bums out.

Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort are beach bums and proud of it.

Quigley peered down at its bum .

The same bums in the same pound seats.

Throw out those bums, and get some people willing to get results.

You envision a California beach bum .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

around

I've spent years on the road with natro groups, mostly abroad, just bumming around .

Mine is bumming around Grand Forks.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He's always bumming drinks off people and it really gets on my nerves.

I bummed a ride from Sue.

I think Steve managed to bum a lift home.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

BTheodora sees Johnny up the street, bums a little change, then heads to a nearby liquor store.

For the last 18 months of his life, he bummed money, cigarettes and sympathy from his friends.

He spent a whole year bumming from friends, crashing in strange places, selling weed with pals to make his bread.

In a cabin soaked in pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure for five hours, almost anything bums.

Once empty the external tank is jettisoned and will bum up in the atmosphere.

Please help me out before I shrink, fade or bum all my new does.

Then he laughed, and Petey felt it was worse that Ted had laughed, because afterward he seemed bummed out.

III. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

rap

They got me on a bum rap .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He gave me a lot of bum advice.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I moved the bum leg then, limped toward the door, and I started to spin.

It's going to be a bum deal all through for poor Cliffy.

It really was bum shooting, Jack.

The board also urged the courts to impose the maximum fines on bum landlords.

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