|Origin:||Perhaps from a Scandinavian language.|
Related topics: Forestry
1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
to move in a slow, awkward way
lumber up/towards/into/along etc
They lumbered along slowly.
A blue bus lumbered past.
2 [transitive] informal
to give someone a job or responsibility that they do not want
get/be lumbered with something
A career was less easy once I was lumbered with a husband and children.
3 [intransitive] American EnglishTAF
to cut down trees in a large area and prepare them to be sold