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pumppump2 ●●○ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 move in a direction [transitive always + adverb/preposition]MOVE something OR somebody to make liquid or gas move in a particular direction, using a pumppump something into/out of/through something πŸ”Š The fire department is still pumping floodwater out of the cellars.2 move from under ground [transitive]TI to bring a supply of water, oil etc to the surface from under the ground πŸ”Š We were able to pump clean water from several of the wells.pump gas American English (=put gasoline into a car) πŸ”Š He got a job pumping gas for the hotel guests.3 move in and out [intransitive] (also pump away)MOVE/CHANGE POSITION to move very quickly in and out or up and down πŸ”Š My heart was pumping fast.4 use a pump [intransitive] (also pump away)MOVE something OR somebody to operate a pumppump at πŸ”Š The furnace man’s job was to pump away furiously at the bellows.5 come out [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]LIQUID if a liquid pumps from somewhere, it comes out suddenly in small amountspump from/out of πŸ”Š Blood pumped from the wound.6 ask questions [transitive] informalASK A QUESTION to ask someone a lot of questions in order to get information from thempump somebody for something πŸ”Š I tried to pump him for information about their other contacts.7 β†’ pump somebody full of something8 β†’ pump iron9 β†’ have your stomach pumped β†’ pump something into somebody/something β†’ pump out β†’ pump something/somebody ↔ upβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pumpβ€’ I pressed in, remained, pumped.β€’ Actually, Cotton needs pumping about as much as Charles Barkley needs prompting.β€’ Up to 60,000 temporary jobs are expected to pump an estimated $ 2 billion in wages into the local economy.β€’ He pumped away furiously.β€’ We were able to pump clean groundwater from several of the wells.β€’ As you know, blood begins to settle in the lowest part of the body as soon as the heart stops pumping it around.β€’ When the water is pumped out if there is much oil in it the crew knows the casks are leaking.β€’ They have not pumped up taxes; personal and corporate income taxes have remained at reasonable levels.β€’ Emergency crews were called to pump water from 7 houses.pump something into/out of/through somethingβ€’ A fan pumps the air out of the hose.β€’ Rough weather has all but stopped efforts to pump that oil out of the upside-down hull.pump gasβ€’ After two years of college, Swensson completed a two-week Standard Oil training course and went to work pumping gas.β€’ Before he made it to Broadway, Kelly pumped gas.β€’ He wanted to be an auto mechanic, but, really, he pumped gas.β€’ He bootlegged whiskey, pumped gas, worked in a steel mill handling hot wire, stole hubcaps.pump from/out ofβ€’ But a lot of the water being pumped out of the ground is as nonrenewable as oil.β€’ And then I pump out of this canvas bag into that.pump somebody for somethingβ€’ Viktor wanted to pump Jody for more information about her program.