Adjective "Clump" definition and examples

(Clump may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/klʌmp/

Definitions and examples

noun

A small group of trees or plants growing closely together.
  1. 'She pointed to a clump of red seaweed growing by a cluster of rocks.'
  2. 'A clump of rank and tangled vegetation thus accumulates, seeds, and stimulates further growth.'
  3. 'To escape a drenching, I sheltered in a clump of trees.'
  4. 'He pulled her towards a tall stone tower nestled against a clump of apple trees.'
  5. 'Fresh new leaves will soon begin to grow and form a clump of foliage for the rest of the summer.'
  6. 'After a few miles they paused under a clump of trees.'
  7. 'When we caught up to them, we hid in a clump of trees and had a perfect view of everything.'
  8. 'Wild flowers lined the sides of the road, the stock tanks were full of water, and fat bulls dozed in clumps of live oaks.'
  9. 'In one square, a large group of men presides over a giant chess set in the sun-streaked shade of a clump of trees.'
  10. 'Then she walked downhill until she found a place to spend the night - a clump of juniper trees on a narrow ledge. - -'
  11. 'they sat on the wall in clumps of two and three'
  12. 'Despite the enormity of Site B and the thronging clumps of people they passed, she seemed to know her way very well.'
  13. 'For some reason, I had always visualised my readership as a clump of four or five people, clustered behind me as I typed, and straining to look at the screen.'
  14. 'Accordingly, we dissolved in clumps of threes and fours, and drifted across the level excavated plain towards the pools of shade.'
  15. 'clumps of earth'
  16. 'The pillow was covered with clumps of Hannah's brown hair.'
  17. 'To fatten the birds before sale, some women were holding them by the neck and forcing clumps of gruel down their throats.'
  18. 'When I went higher still, I was able to look down on a great expanse of white cloud, looking like giant clumps of spotlessly clean cotton wool.'
  19. 'They don't look like ants and they can be pretty scary when there are big clumps of them.'
  20. 'Through her long fingers fall clumps of rich loam and tiny, glistening seeds.'
  21. 'It still left giant clumps of grass clippings directly underneath the mower.'
  22. 'He reached under him and cleared away a few large clumps of dirt, leaves, and twigs, and stones, which appeared ordinary but served as a good hiding place for the tunnel entrance.'
  23. 'One Western cameraman saw scraps of flesh, pools of blood and clumps of human hair.'
  24. 'A hallmark of Alzheimer's is the buildup of clumps of proteins (amyloid plaques) in the brain.'
  25. 'This is where the red blood cells sort of form into clumps and these are the start of the Deep Vein Thromboses (DVT's).'
  26. 'Other problems include irregularities of the heart beat, heart muscle destruction and blood clots and clumps of bacteria that go from the heart to the brain and other organs.'
    A thick extra sole on a boot or shoe.

      verb

      Form a clump or clumps.
      1. 'A team of chemists found that when certain substances are diluted in water, the molecules clump together instead of getting further apart, as common sense would suggest.'
      2. 'Anticoagulant drugs help prevent the formation of harmful clots in blood vessels by decreasing the blood's ability to clump together.'
      3. 'About a billion years after the Big Bang, the expanding cosmic dust started to condense or clump into what would become galaxies, stars, and planets.'
      4. 'Just as bubbles on the surface of a cup of coffee tend to clump together, so do the crystals in a rock.'
      5. 'The pus tends to clump together on the lashes, making them stick together.'
      6. 'If such particles become unstable, they clump together causing the paint to thicken substantially.'
      7. 'The nodules can clump together in lumps as big as a fist, mostly on limbs and trunk.'
      8. 'The mutant protein in each of these conditions is prone to clump together, forming aggregates, which appear to damage brain tissue.'
      9. 'But tiny particles tend to clump together in the air and then fall to the ground, so they need to be treated with a chemical to prevent that and keep them airborne.'
      10. 'Oil causes waterbirds' feathers to clump together, which exposes the animals to cold temperatures.'
      11. 'But domesticated grazers - with men guarding them and killing their predators - have no reason to clump together.'
      1. 'Eventually they came clumping down the stairs - for their fancy dress they had all dressed up as school girls.'
      2. 'Surprising, really - clumping around in the dark is noisy.'
      3. 'It's so trendy there with all these trendy people and then there was me just clumping around but it was brilliant fun.'
      4. 'She looked up and smirked as her brother went clumping out of the room, his boots thudding loudly, deliberately.'
      5. 'And with that, she gave him one last look, turned and started up the sidewalk again in that short, clumping stride of hers that reminded him of a lumberjack'

      More definitions

      noun

      1. a small, close group or cluster, especially of trees or other plants.

      2. a lump or mass.

      3. a heavy, thumping step, sound, etc.

      4. Immunology. a cluster of agglutinated bacteria, red blood cells, etc.

      5. a thick extra sole on a shoe.

      verb (used without object)

      6. Also, clomp. to walk heavily and clumsily.

      7. Immunology. to gather or be gathered into clumps; agglutinate.

      verb (used with object)

      8. to gather or form into a clump; mass.

      Origin

      (clump)Middle English (denoting a heap or lump): partly imitative, reinforced by Middle Low German klumpe and Middle Dutch klompe; related to club.