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lump

2 verb
     
lump2 [transitive]
1

lump it

informal to accept a situation or decision you do not like because you cannot change it:
They've been told: take the lower interest rate, or lump it.
It's the law so you can like it or lump it.
2 to put two or more different people or things together and consider them as a single group, sometimes wrongly
lump something together
You can't lump the symptoms together and blame them all on stress.
lump somebody/something in with somebody
The danger is that people who pay their bills on time will be lumped in with those that don't.

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