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  • noun
    A compact mass of a substance, especially one without a definite or regular shape. (there was a lump of ice floating in the milk)
    The state of being self-employed and paid without deduction of tax, especially in the building industry. (‘Working?’ ‘Only on the lump, here and there’)
    Put in an indiscriminate mass or group; treat as alike without regard for particulars. (Hong Kong and Bangkok tend to be lumped together in holiday brochures)
    Carry (a heavy load) somewhere with difficulty. (the coalman had to lump one-hundredweight sacks right through the house)
  • verb
    Accept or tolerate a disagreeable situation whether one likes it or not. (you can like it or lump it but I've got to work)


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