Textual thesaurus for "bump"

(noun) blow

an impact (as from a collision)

the bump threw him off the bicycle

(noun) protrusion, protuberance, prominence, hump, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, excrescence, extrusion, bulge, swelling

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge; the hump of a camel; he stood on the rocky prominence; the occipital protuberance was well developed; the bony excrescence between its horns

(verb) knock

knock against with force or violence

My car bumped into the tree

(verb) dislodge

remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space

(verb) chance, find, encounter, happen

come upon, as if by accident; meet with

We find this idea in Plato; I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here; She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day

(verb) demote, kick downstairs, relegate, break

assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

She was demoted because she always speaks up; He was broken down to Sergeant