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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 airlines, however, offer free airfares on top of the existing ticket, hotel accommodation, phone calls and food to those bumped off a flight due to overbooking.
17 2005, passengers who are bumped off a flight because it is overbooked or stranded after the flight is canceled can claim compensation of [euro]250, or about $330, for short flights, and up to [euro]600 for long flights, plus a refund for the cost of the ticket, two phone calls, faxes or e-mails, meals and refreshments and hotel accommodation.
It makes as much sense as an underwater drum kit, but every six months or so, sex scandals, celebrity murders, and even Newt Gingrich's feeble attempts at ego-reduction surgery get bumped off the front page because Hillary Rodham Clinton is undergoing another makeover.
Our customers all had the same concerns when they first called -- how can we be sure we won't get bumped off the rail lines, and what assurances do we provide that we can make schedule," noted President David Cannon.
Five attractive youths (including Chris Hemsworth) spend the weekend at a cabin in the woods - and soon start being bumped off.
25pm Michelle Collins guest stars as a company boss who brings her staff to Saint Marie on an outdoor team-building exercise - although she isn't around for long as she gets bumped off in her shack.
15pm Rowan Atkinson plays the confident but blundering MI5 spy who attempts to recover the crown jewels and save Britain from evil mastermind Pascal Sauvage (John Malkovich) when all the other agents in his team are bumped off.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Channel 5, 9pm Unlike the poor fictional residents of Las Vegas, who seem to get bumped off with alarming regularity, this top cop procedural drama is the series which just won't die.
SOME human remains of dozens of victims done to death by that affable-sounding Dr Harold Shipman, the Northern GP who bumped off hundreds before topping himself in prison, were mistakenly retained after police investigations.
When Taylor's paratrooper friend Sutton (Ralph Brown) washes up in Galway, too, our hero attempts to solve the case before anyone else is bumped off.
I have never had lost luggage, never been bumped off a flight and never been subject to a cancellation or delay.
A SECOND person is about to be bumped off at Oakwell Hall so that amateur sleuths can enjoy solving "the crime".