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 for lump
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lump \Lump\ (l[u^]mp), n. [Cf. OD. lompe piece, mass. Cf.
     Lunch.]
     1. A small mass of matter of irregular shape; an irregular or
        shapeless mass; as, a lump of coal; a lump of iron ore. "
        A lump of cheese." --Piers Plowman. " This lump of clay."
        --Shak.
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     2. A mass or aggregation of things.
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     3. (Firearms) A projection beneath the breech end of a gun
        barrel.
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     In the lump,
  
     In a lump, the whole together; in gross.
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              They may buy them in the lump.        --Addison.
  
     Lump coal, coal in large lumps; -- the largest size brought
        from the mine.
  
     Lump sum,
        (a) a gross sum without a specification of items; as, to
            award a lump sum in satisfaction of all claims and
            damages.
        (b) a single sum paid once in satisfaction of a claim, as
            contrasted with the alternate choice of several
            payments over a period of time; -- sometimes allowed,
            e.g., as an alternative to periodical pension payments
            for a lifetime.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lump \Lump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lumped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Lumping.]
     1. To throw into a mass; to unite in a body or sum without
        distinction of particulars.
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              The expenses ought to be lumped together. --Ayliffe.
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     2. To take in the gross; to speak of collectively.
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              Not forgetting all others, . . . whom for brevity,
              but out of no resentment to you, I lump all
              together.                             --Sterne.
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     3. To get along with as one can, although displeased; as, if
        he doesn't like it, he can lump it. [Low]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lump
      n 1: a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
           [syn: ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk]
      2: an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement [syn:
         swelling, puffiness, lump]
      3: an awkward stupid person [syn: lout, clod, stumblebum,
         goon, oaf, lubber, lummox, lump, gawk]
      4: a large piece of something without definite shape; "a hunk of
         bread"; "a lump of coal" [syn: hunk, lump]
      v 1: put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the
           applicants" [syn: lump, chunk]
      2: group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by
         side [syn: collocate, lump, chunk]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  314 Moby Thesaurus words for "lump":
     abide, abide with, accumulation, acervation, agglomerate,
     agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, allow, amassment, barrel,
     batch, bear, bear with, beard, bide, bilge, bit, blain, bleb,
     blend, blimp, blister, blob, block, body, boil, boss, bow, brave,
     brook, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulk, bulla, bump, bunch, bunion, burl,
     butt, butterfingers, button, cahot, cake, carbuncle, chine, chip,
     chunk, clabber, clip, clipping, clod, clot, clump, clumsy, cluster,
     coagulate, collect, collop, colophon, combine, comeuppance,
     concavity, concrete, concretion, condyle, congeal, congeries,
     conglobation, conglomerate, conglomeration, consolidate, convex,
     convexity, corn, crumb, cube, cumulation, curd, curdle, cut,
     cutting, cyst, dactylogram, dactylograph, dent, deserts, deserving,
     digest, dilatation, dilation, dint, distension, dollop, dowel, dub,
     due, duffer, ear, edema, embossment, end, endure, excrescence,
     fatty, fingerprint, flange, flap, footmark, footprint, footstep,
     foozler, fossil footprint, foul-up, fragment, fumble-fist,
     furuncle, gall, gathering, gawk, gel, gelatinate, gelatinize,
     glomeration, gnarl, gob, gobbet, goof, goofball, goofer, group,
     growth, handle, hang in, hang in there, hang tough, heap, heavy,
     heavyweight, hick, hill, hippo, hump, hunch, hunk, ichnite,
     ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint, incrassate, indent,
     indentation, indention, inspissate, intumescence, jell, jellify,
     jelly, jog, joggle, join, klutz, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lip,
     loaf, lobster, looby, loop, lopper, lot, lout, lubber, lummox,
     lump it, lump together, mass, merit, mix, modicum, moiety, mole,
     morsel, mountain, much, muff, muffer, nevus, node, nodule, nub,
     nubbin, nubble, nugget, oaf, pad, palooka, papilloma, paring,
     particle, pat, paw print, pawmark, peck, peg, persevere, piece,
     pile, pimple, pock, portion, potbelly, power, print, prominence,
     protrusion, protuberance, pug, pugmark, pustule, put together,
     put up with, quantity, rasher, rib, ridge, rights, ring, rising,
     roly-poly, rube, scoop, scrap, seal, sebaceous cyst, set, shard,
     shaving, shiver, shoulder, shred, sight, sigil, signet, slice,
     sliver, slob, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, snowball,
     solid, solid body, spine, splinter, stamp, stand, stand for, step,
     stick, stitch, stockpile, stomach, stud, stumblebum, stumblebunny,
     stump, style, suffer, support, sustain, swagbelly, swallow, swell,
     swelling, swollenness, tab, take, take up with, tatter, thick,
     thicken, throw together, thumbmark, thumbprint, tolerate, tub,
     tub of lard, tubercle, tubercule, tumefaction, tumescence,
     tumidity, tumor, tun, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, unite,
     verruca, vesicle, vestige, wad, wale, wart, wedge, welt, wen
  
  

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