from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To overturn. Often used with over: You're about to tump that thing over.
- intransitive v. To fall over. Often used with over: Is that wheelbarrow going to tump over?
- n. A mound.
- n. A clump of trees, shrubs, or grass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mound or hillock.
- v. to bump, knock (usually used with "over")
- v. To fall over.
- v. To form a mass of earth or a hillock about.
- v. To draw or drag, as a deer or other animal after it has been killed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little hillock; a knoll.
- transitive v. To form a mass of earth or a hillock about.
- transitive v. To draw or drag, as a deer or other animal after it has been killed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little hillock; a heap; a clump.
- In horticulture, to form a mass of earth or a hillock round (a plant): as, to tump teazel.
She's not letting go of "tump," which means "to accidentally knock over," any time soon.
Tow-line and pole, paddle and tump-line, rapids and portages, -- such tortures served to give the one a deep digust for great hazards, and printed for the other a fiery text on the true romance of adventure.
Koyokuk, the toil of pick and shovel, the scars and mars of pack-strap and tump-line, the straight meat diet with the dogs, and all the long procession of twenty full years of toil and sweat and endeavor.
I also learned the word “tump” as in “tump over that wagon and get her out of there.”
Well, [emphasis] tump . . . [slight pause] . . . [equal emphasis] me.
Cindy, you could tump over and conk your head wobbling on one of those things.
Then you might as well tump over riding a fiberglass chicken.
They're made of the thinnest cardboard allowable by law, and they always collected pools of unwanted dye at the bottom, and you'd always gets drippy, crappy eggs by the time they dried - that is, if the whole thing didn't collapse and tump all your precious masterpieces to the floor.
Mr. NEWMAN: Well, I was really into "On Broadway," the way it has that - like, it's driven by those low piano notes and a bass going tududump, tump, tududump, tump-tump.
At dusk I crossed a hilltop Essex meadow towards the swelling tump of a wood, Slough Grove.