Meaning of PUMP in English

PUMP

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bicycle pump (= for putting more air in a tyre )

Where’s the bicycle pump?

a fuel pump (= a machine that forces fuel into an engine )

The car's fuel pump was leaking.

a petrol pump (= a machine for putting petrol into cars at a petrol station )

air pump

heat pump

parish pump

parish pump politics

stomach pump

suction pump

a suction pump

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

electric

Some pubs, mainly in the Midlands and the North, use electric pumps to draw the beer to the bar.

Residents say several concerns must be addressed immediately: The noise problem could be helped with the installation of an electric pump .

An alternative method is to attach an electric drill water pump attachment to the tap.

He added the city apparently decided on diesel because electric pumps cost more.

As the peat shrank further, more powerful electric pumps and diesel pumps became available.

A high capacity electric pump flooded the engine and no return for excess fuel was fitted.

Examples of different types of electric pumps .

hydraulic

Losing the left engine is trickier since it drives both the single generator and the sole hydraulic pump .

It was originally operated by steam-powered hydraulic pumps , but is now driven electrically.

This was originally done by steam engines with hydraulic pumps .

submersible

These stones extend down the watercourse, over which water flows with the aid of a simple submersible pump .

The project involves initial drilling and completion of 86 oil and 20 water-injection wells and installing a submersible pump system in each.

Because most submersible pumps are not designed to cope with solids.

Then a submersible pump , concealed in a sump, conveys it back up to a blockwork filter filled with Canterbury spar.

Some submersible pumps have a very small discharge and so it is important to judge the water flow required before shopping around.

Installation of a submersible pump is quite simple, for, as described earlier, it is merely placed in the water.

The ring is attached to the outflow of a submersible pump .

■ NOUN

action

They recovered a pump action shotgun.

Trigger sprayers: These hand sprayers easily recognisable by their trigger pump action are known widely to gardeners.

Baillie then confronted McCubbin armed with a cut throat razor and a pump action shotgun.

Your favourite Wella Shockwaves Gel-Sprays and Hairsprays are now in handy pump action bottles with a new advanced spray mechanism.

He worked the pump action frantically to eject the spent cartridge and reload.

air

The equipment need only be a sponge filter, air pump and heaterstat.

His other suggestions were in respect of a chemical pump and an air pump.

When connected and adjusted, an air pump needs very little attention.

At the same time the air pump removes waste water and air from the separate condenser thus maintaining a vacuum in it.

His undergravel filter, therefore was best powered by an air pump rather than powerheads.

Good features Most air pumps are cheap and efficient.

Which you choose, an air pump or alternative means, is a matter of personal choice.

fuel

In the event of a fuel pump failure the same reserve holds good.

The fuel pump gave out and left us sitting by the side of the road in the heat to consider our options.

There is a filter on the inlet side of the fuel pump which may be partially blocked and obstructing fuel flow.

The main engines and fuel pumps are removed and sent for refurbishment.

Since then I have replaced the old leaky fuel pump which has given me a perplexing problem.

It makes control of the fuel pump that much more precise.

However a special fuel pump had to be found to make the tractor suitable for farm work.

It began by not going up hills and it was suggested it might be the fuel pump .

gas

She perches herself on the tiny pink chair near the gas pumps , making sure customers can see her.

There were long lines at the gas pumps , a permanent downturn in the economy, Carly Simon on the radio.

I actually thought of credit cards on gas pumps way before it happened.

hand

In some pubs fake hand pumps serve gassy beer.

The hand pump on the other hand supplies a basic human need required by all people, clean water.

Air was supplied by hand pump .

The book includes a bag of balloons, a hand pump and easy-to-follow instructions.

parish

Perhaps the articles turned out badly because his heart wasn't really in that kind of parish pump , chatty writing.

There was a paper, the Villager, but a parish pump periodical wasn't really what the place needed.

petrol

Londoner Richard Tompkins worked as a petrol pump attendant before starting the stamp company in 1956.

It was normal for large houses to carry their own petrol pumps and fire appliances.

An on/off switch on the dashboard controls the petrol pump , and a hand-operated gas-valve regulates the gas flow.

Once the gas flow is adequate, the petrol pump is switched off.

On a hill, the petrol pump is switched on and the gas valve is switched off.

Out from behind a petrol pump appeared a figure that was female, though it took a few seconds to realise it.

Many want to see the return of petrol pump attendants because of the difficulties with self-self service.

What did the robot say to the petrol pump ?

water

An extra water pump in the form of an internal power sponge filter will be necessary for good water circulation.

Jack leant against the stone surround of the village water pump .

An alternative method is to attach an electric drill water pump attachment to the tap.

Water pump stolen A £100 water pump has been stolen from the garden of a house in Long Lane, Rayne.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

foot pedal/brake/pump etc

He then, with a foot pedal, activates the wire-cutter.

I also use a Boogie and split the signal from a foot pedal to two amps usually.

I hear the rat-ta-ta-tat of the foot pedal, as she stitches along.

The amount of push, and therefore the direction the nose points, is controlled by pushing the foot pedals.

prime the pump

put/pump/pour money into sth

Demand for most bonds is high because investors keep putting money into corporate bond funds.

First, it has poured money into Xinjiang.

I too had put money into the hat.

If the possible reward is very high, I would put money into a business that could fail. 4.

In addition, the company has soured some investors by pouring money into headlong expansion at the expense of earnings.

Staff can add credit on to their cards by putting money into card machines in the building.

The people believed, and many of them were putting money into improving their homes, modernizing their small businesses.

This, he says, accounts for developers fighting shy of putting money into the city.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a pair of blue leather pumps

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A visitor treks to the pumps from the darkened viewing room of the aquarium by opening an unmarked door.

After two miles he came to a garage on the left, a small affair with old-style hand-operated pumps and a little office.

At once, Poole could hear the throbbing of the pumps as precious air was sucked out of the lock chamber.

But just as likely, his brief time alongside the men at Midvale ran together with his years at the pump works.

The device which I call a Wurly costs no more than a standard pump to run.

The leak was reportedly from a pump in the plant.

These stones extend down the watercourse, over which water flows with the aid of a simple submersible pump .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

away

He would pump away until he was exhausted, as though by sheer force he could inject her with fertile seed.

He held my head as I pumped away .

Usually they hopped on and pumped away and suddenly it was over.

Karen is pumping away , unsmiling, just beginning to break a sweat.

Feel your body, feel that crimson muscle inside your chest, and those frothy pink bellows of yours, pumping away .

Still clad in her tattered working clothes, her wellingtons pumped away assiduously to give the instrument the breath it required.

in

Air pumped in as the warning sirens died away.

The patient is awake throughout, and must lie absolutely still when the drug is pumped in .

The dip liquid is pumped in from a vacuum tanker.

They roll apart and she looks at him with sullen exhaustion, her head still pumping in and out.

out

It is no good reducing interest rates on their own, because there is no point in just pumping out credit.

Here, 300 workers are busy pumping out solar panels.

My enjoyment was only tempered by my fear of pumping out .

The amount of paper pumped out in those warrens was awesome.

The blood came pumping out and I was sure I was going to die.

But a lot of the water being pumped out of the ground is as nonrenewable as oil.

Berlusconi's television empire pumps out nothing but self-serving propaganda.

It requires putting a protective cover on the site, pumping out the contaminated substance, and then treating it.

up

Flak began to be pumped up one searchlight beam: bombs meant bombers.

Viscosity of the waste stream is not critical unless it prevents the material from being pumped up to the required operating pressure.

A well was sunk in the back garden, and water could be pumped up from it into the kitchen.

Time soured the high feelings pumped up by a winning, if inconclusive, war.

A few insects have tracheae that swell into thin-walled balloons which are depressed and expanded as the abdomen pumps up and down.

When he and his friends used skiing to pump up their egos I encouraged them.

He was still pumped up after the brief battle.

But pumped up to the density required for a robot, circuit strangeness becomes indelible.

■ NOUN

adrenalin

It was a deliciously decadent daydream which stirred the blood, sending adrenalin pumping through his system.

The adrenalin which had been pumping into her bloodstream since early the previous day had burned up all her reserves of energy.

The adrenalin was pumping but I knew that I could control it, knew that it was necessary to a good performance.

Impossible. Adrenalin was pumping round me.

air

This bladder inflated when air was pumped into the suit at a pressure of 26 kPa.

The size of the inner diameter regulates the amount of sample, reagents, water, and air pumped into the system.

However, measures to save the airline failed when Delta Air Lines refused to pump money into the ailing carrier.

Then air is pumped into the area, forcing the water out.

blood

Cut clean, the blood still pumping .

However, the amount of blood pumped by the heart remains the same.

It was a deliciously decadent daydream which stirred the blood , sending adrenalin pumping through his system.

A bright-red liquid, redder than blood pumped from the human heart, flows from this mixture.

Her mouth went dry, and her blood began to pump hot and thick through ultra-sensitive veins.

I could feel the blood pump through her chest.

The blood came pumping out and I was sure I was going to die.

His skin was bursting, stretched almost to transparency by the blood pumped down into it.

gas

The hot gas is pumped to a coil in the indoor unit where cooler indoor air is blown across the hot coils.

Evcn the coyote chained to a stake near the gas pumps to entertain the tourists understands the meaning of injustice.

hand

The man who was now pumping my hand with just a little too much fervour was completely bald.

Laz pumps my hand in a blustering manner that sends his straight hair bobbing over his ruddy face.

heart

He whirled from the door, heart still pumping madly from his encounter in the basement.

Heart failure means that the heart muscle is not pumping well enough to meet the need for oxygen-rich blood.

Sometimes it would modulate to a hum and at others rise to a shriek according to how hard his heart was pumping .

High blood pressure means the heart is straining to pump blood.

Doyle moved quickly along the gardens, crouching slightly, eyes keen for movement, heart beginning to pump .

Ultimately, that defect prevents the heart from pumping well.

I rest on the top of the wall, my hands shaking, my heart pumping hard.

This makes it hard for the heart to pump blood into the adjacent organ, causing the heart to enlarge and weaken.

leg

When she saw him, she started running, fat legs pumping .

His little eyes struggled in the early sunlight, his pudgy, over-burdened legs pumping on the sand, craving asphalt.

Her legs were pumping and her fingers were wild at her throat.

My legs still pumped but became heavier, denser, as the water in my body boiled into the air.

Their bare legs pump bicycle pedals, they clatter on wooden-soled sandals into the dazzling light over the work benches.

money

Unless they pump in more money , they stand to be forced into massive write-offs.

Simply pumping more money into the public education system only would perpetuate the status quo.

They are prepared to force ministers to pump more money into keeping bills down.

However, measures to save the airline failed when Delta Air Lines refused to pump money into the ailing carrier.

The central bank promised to pump more money into the system if there were any further signs of instability.

Villanova ultimately severed ties with du Pont even after he pumped enormous amounts of money into their wrestling program.

Though the Fed pumped money into the banks, the money supply seemed not to budge much.

oil

They will probably pump more oil in coming months.

Rough weather has all but stopped efforts to pump that oil out of the upside-down hull.

stomach

On pumping her stomach , they find 27 varieties of semen in her.

suction

Then, their ears protected against the piercing whine, they activated the suction pump .

water

As no water is pumped through the unit, no flow rate restrictions apply.

The water is pumped 60 miles and climbs more than 3, 000 feet to reach the city.

A well was sunk in the back garden, and water could be pumped up from it into the kitchen.

But a lot of the water being pumped out of the ground is as nonrenewable as oil.

Thames Water has agreed to reduce the amount of water it pumps from its boreholes during winter by 60 percent.

When the water is pumped out if there is much oil in it the crew knows the casks are leaking.

The grit settles in the quarries and the milk-white water is pumped up into tanks where the china clay settles slowly.

A stream of water is pumped into a hot reactor, where it boils and is heated to very high temperatures.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

foot pedal/brake/pump etc

He then, with a foot pedal, activates the wire-cutter.

I also use a Boogie and split the signal from a foot pedal to two amps usually.

I hear the rat-ta-ta-tat of the foot pedal, as she stitches along.

The amount of push, and therefore the direction the nose points, is controlled by pushing the foot pedals.

put/pump/pour money into sth

Demand for most bonds is high because investors keep putting money into corporate bond funds.

First, it has poured money into Xinjiang.

I too had put money into the hat.

If the possible reward is very high, I would put money into a business that could fail. 4.

In addition, the company has soured some investors by pouring money into headlong expansion at the expense of earnings.

Staff can add credit on to their cards by putting money into card machines in the building.

The people believed, and many of them were putting money into improving their homes, modernizing their small businesses.

This, he says, accounts for developers fighting shy of putting money into the city.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He pumped away furiously.

We were able to pump clean groundwater from several of the wells.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Actually, Cotton needs pumping about as much as Charles Barkley needs prompting.

As you know, blood begins to settle in the lowest part of the body as soon as the heart stops pumping it around.

Emergency crews were called to pump water from 7 houses.

I pressed in, remained, pumped.

They have not pumped up taxes; personal and corporate income taxes have remained at reasonable levels.

Up to 60, 000 temporary jobs are expected to pump an estimated $ 2 billion in wages into the local economy.

When the water is pumped out if there is much oil in it the crew knows the casks are leaking.

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