blow vs bump what difference

what is difference between blow and bump

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bləʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bloʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Etymology 1

From Middle English blowen, from Old English blāwan (to blow, breathe, inflate, sound), from Proto-West Germanic *blāan, from Proto-Germanic *blēaną (to blow) (compare German blähen), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁- (to swell, blow up) (compare Latin flō (to blow) and Old Armenian բեղուն (bełun, fertile)).

Verb

blow (third-person singular simple present blows, present participle blowing, simple past blew, past participle blown)

  1. (intransitive) To produce an air current.
    • 1653, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
      Hark how it rains and blows!
  2. (transitive) To propel by an air current (or, if under water, a water current), usually with the mouth.
  3. (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current.
  4. (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as in to blow bubbles, to blow glass.
  5. (transitive) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means.
  6. (transitive) To clear of contents by forcing air through.
  7. (transitive) To cause to make sound by blowing, as a musical instrument.
  8. (intransitive) To make a sound as the result of being blown.
  9. (intransitive, of a cetacean) To exhale visibly through the spout the seawater which it has taken in while feeding.
  10. (intransitive) To explode.
  11. (transitive, with “up” or with prep phrase headed by “to”) To cause to explode, shatter, or be utterly destroyed.
  12. (transitive) To cause the sudden destruction of.
  13. (intransitive) To suddenly fail destructively.
  14. (intransitive) (used to express displeasure or frustration) Damn.
  15. (intransitive, slang, sometimes considered vulgar) To be very undesirable.
    Synonym: suck
  16. (transitive, slang) To recklessly squander.
  17. (transitive, vulgar) To fellate; to perform oral sex on (usually a man).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:give head
  18. (transitive, slang) To leave, especially suddenly or in a hurry.
  19. (transitive) To make flyblown, to defile, especially with fly eggs.
  20. (obsolete) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
    • Through the court his courtesy was blown.
  21. (obsolete) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  22. (intransitive) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  23. (transitive) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  24. (dated) To talk loudly; boast; storm.
    • a. 1940, Mildred Haun, “Shin-Bone Rocks” in The Hawk’s Done Gone p. 218:
      He didn’t just set around and try to out sweettalk somebody; he got out and out-fit somebody. He wouldn’t be blowing when he told his boys how he fit for the woman he got.
    • 1969, Charles Ambrose McCarthy, The Great Molly Maguire Hoax (page 113)
      At the breaking edge with him and completely fed up with his everlasting bragging and blowing about his personal exploits, and desirous of putting him somewhere, anywhere, so they wouldn’t be continuously annoyed by him, []
    • 1976, David Toulmin, Blown Seed (page 148)
      Audie never liked him because he was further in with old Craig than he was, bragging and blowing about his work and the things he could do, while Audie sat quiet as a mouse listening to his blab.
  25. (slang, informal, African-American Vernacular) To sing.
  26. (Scientology, intransitive) To leave the Church of Scientology in an unauthorized manner.
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Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. A strong wind.
  2. (informal) A chance to catch one’s breath.
  3. (uncountable, US, slang) Cocaine.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:cocaine
  4. (uncountable, Britain, slang) Cannabis.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
  5. (uncountable, US Chicago Regional, slang) Heroin.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:heroin
  6. (informal, vulgar) A blowjob; fellatio
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:oral sex
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English blo, bloo, from Old English blāw (blue), from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz (blue, dark blue, grey, black), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlēw- (yellow, blond, grey). Cognate with Latin flavus (yellow). Doublet of blue.

Adjective

blow (comparative blower or more blow, superlative blowest or most blow)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) Blue.

Etymology 3

From Middle English blowe, blaw, northern variant of blēwe, from Proto-Germanic *blewwaną (to beat) (compare Old Norse blegði (wedge), German einbläuen, Middle Dutch blouwen). Related to block.

Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. The act of striking or hitting.
    Synonyms: bace, strike, hit, punch
  2. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
    • 1838-1842′, Thomas Arnold, History of Rome
      A vigorous blow might win [Hanno’s camp].
  3. A damaging occurrence.
    Synonyms: disaster, calamity
  4. (Australia, shearing, historical) A cut made to a sheep’s fleece by a shearer using hand-shears.
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Translations

Etymology 4

From Middle English blowen, from Old English blōwan, from Proto-Germanic *blōaną (compare Dutch bloeien, German blühen), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (compare Latin florēre (to bloom)).

Verb

blow (third-person singular simple present blows, present participle blowing, simple past blew, past participle blown)

  1. To blossom; to cause to bloom or blossom.
Derived terms
  • full-blown
Translations

Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. A mass or display of flowers; a yield.
  2. A display of anything brilliant or bright.
  3. A bloom, state of flowering.
Related terms
  • ablow
  • elder-blow
Translations

Anagrams

  • bowl

Middle English

Verb

blow

  1. Alternative form of blowen (to blow)


English

Etymology

From Early Modern English bump (a shock, blow from a collision”, also “to make a heavy, hollow sound, boom), probably of North Germanic origin. Compare Danish bump (a thump), Danish bumpe (to thump), Old Danish bumpe (to strike with a clenched fist). Apparently related to Middle English bumben, bummen (to make a hollow noise), Dutch bommen (to hum, buzz), German bummen (to hum, buzz), Icelandic bumba (drum), probably of imitative origin. More at bum, bumble. Compare also bomb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʌmp/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmp

Noun

bump (countable and uncountable, plural bumps)

  1. A light blow or jolting collision.
  2. The sound of such a collision.
  3. A protuberance on a level surface.
  4. A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.
  5. (obsolete) One of the protuberances on the cranium which, in phrenology, are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind. Also (dated, metonymically) the faculty itself
    • c.1845 Thomas MacNevin, cited in Charles Gavan Duffy (1896) Young Ireland: A Fragment of Irish History, 1840-45; final revision (London: T.F. Unwin) Vol.II p.100:
      Our task is to elevate the character of the people, raising up, in fact, their bump of self-esteem and suppressing the bumps of servility and fury.
  6. (rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.
  7. The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman.
  8. (Internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread’s profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
  9. A temporary increase in a quantity, as shown in a graph.
  10. (slang) A dose of a drug such as ketamine or cocaine, when snorted recreationally.
  11. The noise made by the bittern; a boom.
  12. (preceded by definite article) A disco dance in which partners rhythmically bump each other’s hips together.
  13. In skipping, a single jump over two consecutive turns of the rope.
  14. (uncountable) A coarse cotton fabric.
  15. A training match for a fighting dog.
  16. (snooker, slang) The jaw of either of the middle pockets.
  17. (US, slang, uncountable) Music, especially played over speakers at loud volume with strong bass frequency response.

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Verb

bump (third-person singular simple present bumps, present participle bumping, simple past and past participle bumped)

  1. To knock against or run into with a jolt.
  2. To move up or down by a step; displace.
  3. (Internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread’s profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
  4. (chemistry, of a superheated liquid) To suddenly boil, causing movement of the vessel and loss of liquid.
  5. (transitive) To move (a booked passenger) to a later flight because of earlier delays or cancellations.
    • 2005, Lois Jones, EasyJet: the story of Britain’s biggest low-cost airline (page 192)
      Easyjet said the compensation package for passengers bumped off flights was ‘probably the most flawed piece of European legislation in recent years’ []
  6. (transitive) To move the time of (a scheduled event).
    • 2010, Nancy Conner, Matthew MacDonald, Office 2010: The Missing Manual, p. 332:
      A colleague emails with news that her 4:30 meeting got bumped to 3:30.
  7. (transitive) To pick (a lock) with a repeated striking motion that dislodges the pins.
  8. (intransitive, archaic) To make a loud, heavy, or hollow noise; to boom.
    • as a bittern bumps within a reed
  9. (printing, dated) To spread out material so as to fill any desired number of pages.
  10. (slang, transitive) To assassinate; to bump off.
    • 1944, William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, The Big Sleep (screenplay)
      You know about the night the kid bumped Brody?

Derived terms

Translations

Interjection

bump

  1. (Internet) Posted in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread’s profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.

Danish

Etymology

Onomatopoeic, compare English bump.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bomˀp/, [ˈb̥ɔmˀb̥]
  • Homophone: bomb

Noun

bump n (singular definite bumpet, plural indefinite bump)

  1. thud
  2. jolt
  3. road hump

Inflection

Derived terms

  • vejbump
  • bumpe

Verb

bump (form)

  1. imperative of bumpe

Welsh

Numeral

bump

  1. Soft mutation of pump (five).

Mutation

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