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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pumping  \Pump"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {pump}. 
  {Pumping  engine},  a  steam  engine  and  pump  combined  for 
  raising  water.  See  {Steam  engine}. 
  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. 

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