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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bump.


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  • In U.S. airline industry: "to get bumped" means to give up a seat (generally voluntarily) in exchange for compensation, when a flight is oversold.

    June 10, 2011

  • In rare/antique books, the term describing the condition of a book that has sustained damage to corners or spine ends from use, age, or careless handling.

    February 22, 2007