Hump (?), n. [Cf. D. homp a lump, LG. hump heap, hill, stump, possibly akin to E. heap. Cf. Hunch.]


A protuberance; especially, the protuberance formed by a crooked back.

2. Zool.

A fleshy protuberance on the back of an animal, as a camel or whale.


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Hump (?), v. t.


To form into a hump; to make hump-shaped; to hunch; -- often with up.

The cattle were very uncomfortable, standing humped up in the bushes. T. Roosvelt.


To put or carry on the (humped) back; to shoulder; hence, to carry, in general.

[Slang, Australia]

Having collected a sufficient quantity, we humped it out of the bush. C. L. Money.


To bend or gather together for strenuous effort, as in running; to do or effect by such effort; to exert; -- usually reflexively or with it; as, you must hump yourself.

[Slang, U. S.]

A half dozen other negroes, some limping and all scared, were humping it across a meadow. McClure's Mag.


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