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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pump  \Pump\,  v.  i. 
  To  work  or  raise  water,  a  pump. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pump  \Pump\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pumped}  (p[u^]mt;  215);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {pumping}.] 
  1.  To  raise  with  a  pump,  as  water  or  other  liquid. 
 
  2.  To  draw  water,  or  the  like  from  to  from  water  by  means 
  of  a  pump;  as  they  pumped  the  well  dry;  to  pump  a  ship. 
 
  3.  Figuratively,  to  draw  out  or  obtain,  as  secrets  or  money, 
  by  persistent  questioning  or  plying;  to  question  or  ply 
  persistently  in  order  to  elicit  something  as  information, 
  money,  etc 
 
  But  pump  not  me  for  politics.  --Otway. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pump  \Pump\  (p[u^]mp),  n.  [Probably  so  called  as  being  worn  for 
  pomp  or  ornament.  See  {Pomp}.] 
  A  low  shoe  with  a  thin  sole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pump  \Pump\,  n.  [Akin  to  D.  pomp,  G.  pumpe,  F.  pompe;  of  unknown 
  origin.] 
  An  hydraulic  machine,  variously  constructed,  for  raising  or 
  transferring  fluids,  consisting  essentially  of  a  moving  piece 
  or  piston  working  in  a  hollow  cylinder  or  other  cavity,  with 
  valves  properly  placed  for  admitting  or  retaining  the  fluid 
  as  it  is  drawn  or  driven  through  them  by  the  action  of  the 
  piston. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pump 
  n  1:  a  device  that  moves  fluid  or  gas  by  pressure  or  suction 
  2:  the  hollow  muscular  organ  whose  rhythmic  contractions  pump 
  blood  through  the  body;  "he  stood  still  his  heart 
  thumping  wildly"  [syn:  {heart},  {ticker}] 
  3:  a  low-cut  shoe  without  fastenings  [syn:  {pumps}] 
  v  1:  operate  like  a  pump;  move  up  and  down  like  a  handle  or  a 
  pedal 
  2:  deliver  forth;  "pump  bullets  into  the  dummy" 
  3:  draw  or  pour  with  a  pump 
  4:  supply  in  great  quantities;  "Pump  money  into  a  project" 
  5:  flow  intermittently 
  6:  move  up  and  down  as  of  weights 
  7:  raise  with  a  pump;  of  gases  or  fluids 
  8:  question  persistently;  "She  pumped  the  witnesses  for 
  information 




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