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- v. To put different items or groups together and treat them, or think of them as one single group.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To combine (various items) and treat them as a unit. See lump, v. i.
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It would be rather as though one were to lump together the Italian Red Brigades, the German Baader-Meinhof gang, the Provisional IRA, the Basque ETA, Switzerland's Jura Separatists, and the National Front for the Liberation of Corsica; dismiss their differences as insignificant; label the resulting amalgam of ideological kneecappers, bomb throwers, and political murderers "European Extremism" (or "Christo-fascism," perhaps?) ... and then declare uncompromising, open-ended armed warfare against it.