(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. protuberance, swelling, chunk, mass; consolidation, aggregation. See convexity, assemblage, density.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. handful, protuberance, bunch, bump, agglomeration, block, bulk, chunk, piece, portion, section; see also mass 1 , part 1 .
get ( or [m1]take) one's lumps*,
Syn. be punished, undergo, receive punishment; see suffer 1 .
in the lump,
Syn. amassed, aggregated, collected; see gathered .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
clump, chunk, mass, gob, ball, hunk, piece, bulk, scrap, bump, protuberance, swelling, bulge, prominence, node, knot.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To put into a disordered pile: bank1, drift, heap, hill, mound, pile (up), stack. See ORDER. 2. To move heavily: clump, galumph, hulk, lumber, stump. See MOVE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size: chunk, clod, clump, gob1, hunch, nugget, wad. Informal: hunk. See PART. 2. An unevenness or elevation on a surface: bump, hump, knob, knot, nub, protuberance. See CONVEX. 3. A small raised area of skin resulting from a light blow or an insect sting, for example: bump, bunch, knot, swelling. See CONVEX. 4. A large, ungainly, and dull-witted person: gawk, hulk, lout, oaf, ox. Informal: lummox. Slang: klutz, lug, meatball, meathead. See ABILITY. 5. Informal. Something justly deserved. Used in plural: comeuppance, desert2 (often used in plural), due, guerdon, recompense, reward, wage (often used in plural). Idioms: what is coming to one, what one has coming. See REWARD.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb Informal. To put up with: abide, accept, bear, brook2, endure, go, stand (for), stomach, suffer, support, sustain, swallow, take, tolerate, withstand. Idioms: take it, take it lying down. See ACCEPT.

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