(noun, verb)


1. a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

Definition categories: man–made

2. the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body

Similar word(s): heart, ticker

Definition categories: body, viscus

3. a low-cut shoe without fastenings

Definition categories: man–made, shoe

Sentences with pump as a noun:

- This pump can deliver 100 gallons of water per minute.

- It takes thirty pumps to get 10 litres; he did 50 pumps of the weights.

- This pump is out of order, but you can gas up at the next one.

- She gave the other girl a pump on her new bike.

- She was wearing a lovely new pair of pumps.


1. operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal

- pump the gas pedal

Definition categories: contact, handle, manage, wield

2. deliver forth

- pump bullets into the dummy

Definition categories: competition, blast, shoot

3. draw or pour with a pump

Definition categories: motion, draw

4. supply in great quantities

- Pump money into a project

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

5. flow intermittently

Definition categories: motion, gush, spirt, spout, spurt

6. move up and down

- The athlete pumps weights in the gym

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

7. raise (gases or fluids) with a pump

Definition categories: motion, elevate, lift, raise

8. question persistently

- She pumped the witnesses for information

Definition categories: communication, query, question

Sentences with pump as a verb:

- I've pumped over 1000 gallons of water in the last ten minutes.

- He pumped up the air-bed by hand, but used the service station air to pump up the tyres.

- I pumped my fist with joy when I won the race.

- I've been pumping for over a minute but the water isn't coming through.

- The waves were really pumping this morning.

- Last night's party was really pumping.