bump

(redirected from bumped off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
A SECOND person is about to be bumped off at Oakwell Hall so that amateur sleuths can enjoy solving "the crime".
With Capello starting the 165-minute race at the Mid Ohio Sports Car course, the Italian's Audi R10 TDi was bumped off the track from the off by Stefan Johansson's Acura.
Under the new rules, all airlines flying to and from EU airports will have to pay GBP428 to passengers bumped off long haul flights, while those passengers scheduled to travel on medium trips or short hops will be given GBP285 and GBP178, respectively.
The Europe-wide laws guarantee cash payments of up to pounds 420 for people bumped off flights plus other benefits including meals and drinks during hold-ups.
STORM TOSSED: Sharon Lawrence and Mark-Paul Gosselaar didn't cross paths as regulars on ``NYPD Blue,'' her character having been bumped off a couple of seasons before Gosselaar came in.
When Durant Imboden got bumped off a vacation flight to Venice, he didn't get mad.
Son Chris (Emile Hirsch) is in trouble and has had the idea of having his mother Sharla (Gina Gershon) bumped off to claim the life insurance.
But even they are in danger of being bumped off, too.
Peggy has been driven to despair by Roxy's new ideas for The Vic, which include trying to attract new customers, charging for finger buffets and not giving pride of place to the bust of Queen Victoria - aka the blunt instrument which bumped off the previous owner.
Yes Archie, the man so vile he actually made Janine seem sympathetic, is bumped off.