browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

pumpmore about pump


  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 
  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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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 
  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 

more about pump