pump

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pump is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
pump

Third-person singular
pumps

Past tense
pumped

Past participle
pumped

Present participle
pumping

  1. To make water or any other liquid move using a machine.
    We pumped water from the river onto the field to help the plants grow.
    The heart pumps blood through the body.

Noun[change]

Singular
pump

Plural
pumps

A pump for pumping water out of a well
An old fuel pump
  1. A pump is a machine for making water move.
    There was water on the floor of the house, so we had to buy a pump.
  2. A pump is a machine that gives a liquid, often fuel.
    Before a car journey, go to the gas station and fill up your tank at the pump.