Meaning of CLUMP in English

CLUMP

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a clod/clump of earth (= a lump of earth )

The horse’s hooves kicked up great clods of earth.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

dense

One, the copper flower, grows in dense violet clumps on the most polluted soils of all.

Nuclear plants are sprinkled liberally across the capital, with a particularly dense clump in the northern suburbs.

large

Lift and divide large clumps of pond plants and marginals.

You should not see large clumps of flour in the batter.

Where the lawn had been grew a large clump you could hardly call it a copse - of coconut palms.

As we ate our meal using our fingers and large clumps of ugali, the conversation turned quite serious.

small

I add a small clump of Java Moss and a few grains of Aquazorb, which helps to keep the water sweet.

Wild plants growing well where never before seen, and growing very well where only found in small clumps .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An unwanted clump can be pulled up, and its roots and leaves dried for later use.

Bright green lizards were scuttling over a clump of tree-roots twice as tall as Alan, and he was wide awake.

By one of the legs is a clump of dust shaped like a sea lion with its head and neck raised.

Crunching up the gravel drive past a clump of rhododendrons, she heard a scuffle in the undergrowth.

Grasses gradually increase and after 10 years the appearance is mainly one of grassland with scattered clumps of tall herbs.

It was like the first part we had was in a clump and was brown.

Three lone boys finally started up his walk in a sullen clump , and the rest followed in a bigger clump.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Humidity causes sugar to clump .

The three of us clumped up the steps in our heavy ski boots.

The walls are so thin we can hear the man next door clumping about all day.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And those watching Forcibles swung their empty stares around the nearly deserted bar, then wheeled their tight formation and clumped out.

Galaxies, too, tend to clump together in clusters, which in turn may be parts of superclusters.

This leads to a slightly bizarre and unconvincing fusion of musical forces which all end up clumped awkwardly together.

When you add vinegar to milk, the small solid pieces clump together and form larger solid pieces.

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