English version

lump in Food topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlumplump1 /lʌmp/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 PIECEa small piece of something solid, without a particular shape 🔊 Strain the custard to remove lumps.lump of 🔊 Melt a lump of butter in your frying-pan.see thesaurus at piece2 STICK OUTa small hard swollen area that sticks out from someone’s skin or grows in their body, usually because of an illness 🔊 You should never ignore a breast lump.3 DFa small square block of sugar 🔊 One lump or two?4 a lump in/to somebody’s throat5 take your lumps6 British English spokenSTUPID/NOT INTELLIGENT someone who is stupid or clumsy 🔊 He’s a big fat lump.
Examples from the Corpus
lumpI was almost hit by a lump of rock that fell from the cliff.He had a lump on his forehead the size of a golf ball.In your frying pan melt a lump of butter.She saw a lump under the bedclothes.For a moment she said nothing, she just swallowed as if there were a lump in her throat.But what about those lavas that solidify into one homogeneous lump, without crystallizing?I got a little lump in my throat.Throw a few more lumps of coal on the fire.There are a lot of lumps in this sauce.He put the gun in his pocket, where it made a slight lump.Stir the mixture until all the lumps are gone.The lump in Kay's breast turned out to be cancerous.lump ofa lump of clay