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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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Some people with time to spare volunteer to be bumped.
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Down the street, Bumpelina bumped the side of a big, white house.