from The Century Dictionary.
- To mumble or mutter, as in sulkiness.
- To nibble; chew; munch, or move the jaw-as if munching.
- To chatter; make mouths; grin like an ape.
- To implore alms in a low muttering tone; play the beggar; hence, to deceive; practise imposture.
- To utter with a low, indistinct voice; chatter unintelligibly.
- To munch; chew: as, to
- To overreach.
- noun A protuberance; a lump.
- noun Any great knotty piece of wood; a root.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To move the lips with the mouth closed; to mumble, as in sulkiness.
- intransitive verb To talk imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly; to chatter unintelligibly.
- intransitive verb To cheat; to deceive; to play the beggar.
- intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To be sullen or sulky.
- transitive verb To utter imperfectly, brokenly, or feebly.
- transitive verb To work over with the mouth; to mumble.
- transitive verb To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive To mumble, speak unclearly.
- verb intransitive To beg, especially if using a repeated phrase.
- verb To deprive of (something) by cheating; to impose upon.
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It's easier to pronounce if you stop to rest at the top of the "mump".
I hate that books are so expensive ... mump grump moan.
Wyl yur inz dere, kud yu pweese pik mih owt a boblolhedded blak kat and a mump kin petunia?
But today it's safe to say mump of the political world was watching just how she handled her.
And then this virus likes to go to the parotid glands, those salivary glands right before the ear, and you begin to get a little pain in your ear and then it swells and that's the mump.
I've been feeling not quite right for several weeks, which is how it started the last time, only I'm under more stress now than before, not to mention the fact that I don't sleep, well, at all anymore, and so help me GOD, if I get that horrific mump thing again, I'm just going to kill myself.
We have a sort of little image there of what vaccinations your child should be getting: measles, mump and rubella; diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; and the polio vaccine.
But if the Woman marks that this helps not, and that all things remain in the old posture, then she begins to mump and maunder at her husband; vaunting much of her own fitness, and not a little suspecting her husbands; oftentimes calling him a Fumbler, a dry-boots, and a good man Do-little, &c.
He reckons he will do the same again ( "What chap don't, 'cept they mump-headed long-faced beggars?"), but at present he turns from liquor; he always does for a day and a half after 'going on the bust.'
Zantippa didn't sit daan an 'mump, but up stairs shoo went an' made th 'beds, an' a rare shakin 'they gat, for shoo wor just ful o' summat an 'shoo mud vent her feelins someway.