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bump

1. any of the natural protuberances of the human skull, said by phrenologists to indicate underlying faculties and character
2. a rising current of air that gives an aircraft a severe upward jolt
3. Rowing the act of bumping
4. Cricket bump ball a ball that bounces into the air after being hit directly into the ground by the batsman

bump

Increment. E.g. C's ++ operator. It is used especially of counter variables, pointers and index dummies in "for", "while", and "do-while" loops.
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If I were Charles and wanted to bump off my wife, I would have simply set one of my sister's dogs on her, which would have done the job far more efficiently.
After striking up a relaxed rapport, the duo reach their first destination of the evening and the chauffeur is horrified to discover his sharp-suited client is an assassin for hire who will bump off anyone for the right price and go to any length to get the job done.
And 100 per cent of the women I surveyed held the opinion that until her heels bump off her buttocks when she walks, she should count her blessings and quit whingeing
ITV chiefs confirmed that Tracy will indeed bump off Stubbs in the January 8 episode of Coronation Street and the only guessing game is what weapon she will use.
After striking up a rapport, the duo reach their first destination of the evening and the chauffeur discovers his client is an assassin for hire who will bump off anyone for the right price and go to any length to get the job done.
After an attempt to bump off a top CEO goes wrong, Jack finds himself in the cross-hairs of a legion of artificial killing machines.