Hump

Definition of Hump

Pronunciation: hŭmp
n.1.A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.
2.(Zool.) A fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.
3.(Railroad) a portion of a switchyard with a slanting track in which freight cars may coast without an engine and be sorted through a series of switches.
v. t.1.To form into a hump; to make hump-shaped; to hunch; - often with up.
The cattle were very uncomfortable, standing humped up in the bushes.
- T. Roosvelt.
2.To put or carry on the (humped) back; to shoulder; hence, to carry, in general.
Having collected a sufficient quantity, we humped it out of the bush.
- C. L. Money.
3.To bend or gather together for strenuous effort, as in running; to do or effect by such effort; to exert; - usually reflexively or with it; as, you must hump yourself.
A half dozen other negroes, some limping and all scared, were humping it across a meadow.
- McClure's Mag.
4.(Railroad) to sort freight cars by means of a hump.
5.to engage in sexual intercourse with.

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